Concern over politicized appointments as technical teams start review


The growing politicization of the public sector could have a negative impact on market perceptions and the review of the Greek bailout program, an EU official has told Kathimerini.

Speaking to the newspaper’s Brussels correspondent Eleni Varvitsiotis, the official pointed to the mass sackings of state hospital managers, adding that 60 out of 72 directors had been forced to resign.

“I am concerned that this may well have a negative influence on market perceptions and thus Greece re-accessing markets, and therefore also impact on the review,” he said.

In comments made last week, Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem criticized politicized appointments in the country’s public sector and banks.

Technical experts from Greece’s lenders were in Athens Monday to begin their review of the program.