News Summary: Another Greek official resigns

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Posted: Jun 26, 2012 3:36 PM
News Summary: Another Greek official resigns

GOVERNMENT TURMOIL: Greece's new coalition government suffered another setback as the second Cabinet member in two days quit. And the prime minister is recovering from a serious eye operation, leaving him unable to attend a European Union leaders' summit later this week.

LATEST MINISTER TO GO: Giorgos Venicos, the deputy at the merchant marine ministry, left Tuesday without an explanation. Critics said there was a conflict of interest over his business interests.

FINANCE MINISTER: Venicos' departure follows the Monday resignation of the designated finance minister because of illness. A new finance minister, prominent economist Yannis Stournaras, was named Tuesday.