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Cabinet removes Savvaidou

The Cabinet unanimously approved Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos' recommendation to remove Public Revenues Secretary General Katerina Savvaidou from her post, government spokeswoman Olga Gerovassili announced on Thursday after the end of the meeting.

Following her ouster, Savvaidou announced that she will challenge the government's decision, using all legal means and channels. The decision to remove her was published in the government gazette earlier in the day.

In a lengthy announcement, she dismissed the reasoning behind her dismissal as groundless, and accused the government of inconsistency, pointing out that it was bringing charges against her for extending tax payment deadlines for VAT remittances on television ads, while at the same time asking her to extend tax deadlines in the case of VAT rates slapped on private education.