Greek Deputy Minister of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction Giorgos Katrougalos announced that he is going to sell the majority of state cars provided to Ministers and Greek government officials.
The Deputy Minister, who owns an old collectible MG convertible, stated that he is proud of his car despite the fact that it has shown several problems over the years. “Ministers do not need state cars,” he told Greek magazine “VIMAtodotis.”
Greek Finance Minister Giannis Varoufakis for example, rides his own motorcycle or opts for a taxi, Labor and Social Solidarity Minister Panos Skourletis and Deputy Health Minister Dimitris Stratoulis drive their own private cars, while Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras owns a black Audi.
One of the cars being sold by the Greek state include a bulletproof and bombproof BMW with satellite navigation, worth 750,000 euros, which was used by Former Greek government Vice President and PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos.