Farewell to Greek PM Michalis Papagiannakis

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) Member of Parliament for the wider Athens constituency and former MEP Michalis Papagiannakis passed away on Tuesday at the age of 69. Papagiannakis was first elected to the European Parliament on the Synaspismos ticket in 1989, and was re-elected in 1994 and 1999. He served as vice-president of the European Parliament’s Social Committee, vice-president of the United European Left group and of the inter-party committee for the protection of animals. In January 1992 he was elected vice-president of the Europarliament’s Social Affairs and Employment committee. He also served as vice-president of the Hellenic Committee for the European Union,, which was the Greek branch of the Brussels-based supra-party European Movement.