Greece privatisation head dismissed
on 18/08/2013 16:12:35
Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras called for Stelios Stavridis to leave the post following reports he had used a businessman's private plane to attend the signing of a deal selling a controlling stake in betting firm OPAP to a consortium led by that businessman.
Mr Stavridis denied he had done anything wrong.
Mr Stavridis signed the sale of a 33% stake in OPAP to Emma Delta, a Greek-Czech consortium, for €652m.
Businessman Dimitris Melissanidis signed on behalf of Emma Delta.
Mr Stournaras also attended the signing on August 12.