Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Tuesday introduced changes to his cabinet, keeping key members of the government in place while adding five new faces.
As announced by Government Spokesman Stelios Petsas, changes were made in the ministries of finance, development, labor, environment and health.
More specifically, Theodoros Skylakakis is promoted from Deputy Finance Minister to Alternate Finance Minister responsible for fiscal policy.
Nikos Papathanasis is also upgraded from Deputy Minister to Alternate Minister of Development responsible for private investments and public/private partnerships.
Furthermore, Athens University professor Panagiotis Tsakloglou takes over as new Deputy Minister of Labor responsible for social security.
In addition, MP Zoi Rapti was announced new Deputy Minister of Health responsible for mental health, while MP Nikolaos Tagaras will take over as new Deputy Environment Minister in charge of environmental protection.
With these changes, Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis aims to effectively proceed with the management of EU funds; support employement, social security and the work of the health ministry; as well as confront the challenge of climate change.
The new members of the cabinet are expected to be sworn in on Wednesday, August 5, at 1 pm.