In Greece, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras orders a major cabinet reshuffle in the wake of the poor showing of the parties of the ruling coalition in the European Parliament elections last month.
In the reshuffle, more than a dozen ministers, including the health, education, development, and interior ministers, were replaced. Samaras ordered the shake-up to reinvigorate his struggling conservative-Socialist coalition. The move comes just weeks after the two parties were defeated in the EU elections by the country's main opposition, the radical left-wing Syriza party. Syriza finished in first place in the election, ahead of Samaras’ New Democracy party, which came in second. The reshuffle is the second since Samaras was elected in June 2012.