A government reshuffle was announced on Monday, June 9, 2014. The new cabinet comprises:
Prime Minister: Antonis Samaras
Deputy Prime Minister: Evangelos Venizelos
Minister: Evangelos Venizelos
Deputy Minister: Dimitris Kourkoulas
Deputy Minister: Akis Gerontopoulos
A janitor employed by the Foreign Ministry is to be dismissed after failing to turn up to work for 11 months, according to a Council of State ruling made public on Thursday.
The employees dismissal was originally ordered by the ministrys disciplinary council as the worker in question had never applied for sick leave or any other type of time off.
Orson Wells was at least partly right when he said: âPopularity should be no scale for the election of politicians. If it would depend on popularity, Donald Duck and The Muppets would take seats in the Senate.â Unfortunately, we donât yet have a better instrument for democracy than the ballot box.
Ankara has voiced support for the new unified government between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbasâ Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and Hamas and has urged the international community to also support the move.
Ankara believes the newly formed government will eventually help build sustainable peace in the Middle East.
"Conditions for Serb participation in polls must be met"
BELGRADE -- The Serbian government has not as yet voiced a position on Serb participation in the June 8 elections in Kosovo, "but all the conditions for it must be met."
This is what Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić said on Sunday.