Greek Tourism Minister Resigns to Contest in European Elections



Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura submitted her letter of resignation to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras this week in order to dedicate her total effort toward winning a seat in the European Parliament.

In the letter of resignation, she warmly thanked the prime minister for the trust he has shown in her.

“These European elections are very critical for Europe’s course and Greece’s voice must be heard more loudly. Our country should have a strong representation in the European Parliament, Kountoura stated.

“I will continue to work with the same passion as I did to make Greece a world champion in tourism… in order to make Greece a champion in Europe,” the former tourism minister said.

No replacement for the popular minister has been announced at this time.