Prosecutors begin process of questioning Greek mayors

The mayor of the Athens neighborhood of Zografou, Tina Kafatsaki, is due to face a prosecutor on Thursday as part of the judicial investigation into five local authority chiefs who refused to provide employees’ details as part of government checks.

Simos Roussos, the mayor of Halandri (photo left) in northeastern Athens, was due to face the appeals court prosecutor on Wednesday but was given until October 29 to prepare.

The other three mayors being investigated are Giorgos Ioakimidis of Nikaia-Rendi, Costas Peletidis of Patra and Larissa’s Apostolos Kaloyiannis.

They have all refused to cooperate with the Administrative Reform Ministry over civil servants’ evaluation and checks on employees whose fixed-term contracts were made permanent almost a decade ago.