The question for my removal bothers every democratic citizen, stated outgoing Education Minister Nikos Filis during the handing over ceremony at the Education Minister. He said that the prime minister did not point out any problems in the operation of the Education Ministry, however “the excellent mark in one and half month was turned into a non-passing grade” he said adding that “these questions do not have a convincing explanation and the proposal for change of environment can’t be accepted”.
We worked hard in the last 13 months and now its time to leave…in a few months, despite the harsh austerity, we proceed to the school of quality,” he added and urged the new authority to embrace the ministry’s programme for the children refugees.
“Filis accused the opposition parties that they instigated his removal adding that when the church asks and achieves the removal of a minister then things are very difficult”. He noted that the church’s stance against him is indicative of the need to redefine the relations between the church and the state ahead of the constitiution review.
Filis accused the leadership of Church of Greece for a change of stance in a series of matters and the adoption of an agenda that sends the country to the past and calls into question the political system.