Athens, June 25: Hardly after a week of being designated as the Finance Minister of Greece, Vassilis Rapanos, resigned on Monday due to health concerns deepening the crisis in the debt-strapped nation. Doctors describe his illness as “chronic”.
Rapanos, 64, who is also the chairman of the National Bank of Greece, has been ill for several days. He was rushed to the hospital last Friday even before he could be sworn in as he had fainted after complaining of abdominal pain, nausea and dizziness.
Greek PM Antonio Samaras himself is recovering after undergoing an eye surgery on Saturday. He was released from hospital today, but will have to stay home for several days and won't be able to travel to Brussels for the EU summit.