Friday 22 September 2017

Top Greek politicians in treatment after health scares

Tom Stoukas and Natalie Weeks

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras will have surgery to correct a detached retina tomorrow and Finance Minister Vassilios Rapanos was hospitalised after he collapsed in Athens, officials said.

Mr Samaras's condition was discovered yesterday during a routine check-up, his office said in a statement.

Mr Rapanos, who was due to be sworn in today, was admitted to the Athens Hygeia Hospital with symptoms including severe stomach pains, nausea and exhaustion. His condition is stable and he will remain in the hospital to undergo tests, Athens Hygeia said in a statement.

Mr Samaras was sworn in on June 20 as head of the country's new coalition.

Irish Independent

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