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Greek PM Reshuffles His Cabinet, Makes Changes to Key Ministries

Photo Source: @Parliament_GR / Aliki Eleftheriou

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reshuffled the Greek cabinet on Tuesday, introducing changes to the leadership of key ministries.

The announcement was made by government spokesperson Yiannis Oikonomou.

Key changes include the replacements of Michalis Chrysochoidis, who was Greece’s Citizen Protection Minister, and Harry Theoharis, who had the country’s tourism portfolio, as well as the creation of a separate Ministry of Civil Protection*.

Meanwhile, Thanasis Plevris took over as Health Minister and Vassilis Kikilias departed from the Health Ministry and is the new Tourism Minister.

In addition, Nikos Hardalias, who was Deputy Minister for Civil Protection and played a major role in handling the Covid-19 pandemic and the country’s wildfire responses, has been moved to the Defense Ministry.

The new cabinet will be sworn in at 4pm.

Government Spokesperson Yiannis Oikonomou

The new Greek government line-up is as follows:

Prime Minister
Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Government Vice-President
Panagiotis Pikrammenos

State Minister
Yiorgos Gerapetritis

Minister of State responsible for the coordination of government work
Akis Skertsos

Government Spokesperson
Yiannis Oikonomou

Alternate Government Spokesperson
Aristotelia Peloni

Ministry of Finance
Minister: Christos Staikouras
Deputy Minister for Financial Policy: Theodoros Skylakakis
Deputy Minister for Tax Policy and Public Property: Apostolos Vesyropoulos

Ministry of Development and Investments
Minister: Adonis Georgiadis
Deputy Minister for Private Investment: Nikos Papathanassis
Deputy Minister for Public investments and Public/Private Sector Cooperation: Yiannis Tsakiris
Deputy Minister for Research and Technology: Christos Dimas

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Minister: Nikos Dendias
Alternate Minister for European Affairs: Miltiadis Varvitsiotis
Deputy Minister for Economic Diplomacy and Extroversion: Kostas Fragogiannis
Deputy Minister for Greeks Abroad: Andreas Katsaniotis

Ministry of Citizens’ Protection
Minister: Panagiotis Theodorikakos
Deputy Minister for Anti-crime policy: Lefteris Economou

Ministry of Civil Protection*

Ministry of National Defense
Minister: Nikos Panagiotopoulos
Deputy Minister: Nikos Hardalias

Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs
Minister: Niki Kerameus
Deputy Minister for Primary, Secondary and Special Education Affairs: Zeta Makri
Deputy Minister for Higher Education Issues: Angelos Syrigos

Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs
Minister: Kostis Hatzidakis
Deputy Minister for Social Security: Panagiotis Tsakloglou
Deputy Minister for Welfare and Social Solidarity: Domna Michailidou
Deputy Minister for Demographic Policy and Family: Maria Syreggela

Ministry of Health
Minister: Thanasis Plevris
Deputy Minister for Health Services: Asimina Gaga
Deputy Minister for Mental Health: Zoi Rapti

Ministry of Environment and Energy
Minister: Costas Skrekas
Deputy Minister for Environmental Protection: Giorgos Amyras
Deputy Minister for Spatial Planning and Urban Environment: Nikos Tagaras

Ministry of Culture and Sports
Minister: Lina Mendoni
Deputy Minister for Contemporary Culture: Nicholas Yatromanolakis
Deputy Minister for Sports: Lefteris Avgenakis

Ministry of Justice
Minister: Kostas Tsiaras
Deputy Minister for International Cooperation and Human Rights: Giorgos Kotsiras

Ministry of Interior
Minister: Makis Voridis
Deputy Minister for Government Matters: Stelios Petsas
Deputy Minister for Macedonia-Thrace: Stavros Kalafatis

Ministry of Digital Governance
Minister: Kyriakos Pierrakakis
Deputy Minister for Simplification Procedures: Georgios Georgantas
Deputy Minister for Special Digital Projects and the Cadastre: Theodoros Livanios

Ministry of Infrastructure & Transport
Minister: Kostas A. Karamanlis
Deputy Minister for Transport: Michalis Papadopoulos
Deputy Minister for Infrastructure: Giorgos Karagiannis

Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy
Minister: Yiannis Plakiotakis
Deputy Minister for Ship Sector Issues: Kostas Katsafados

Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food
Minister: Spilios Livanos
Deputy Minister for Common Agricultural Policy: Giorgos Stilios
Deputy Minister for Fisheries Policy: Simos Kedikoglou

Ministry of Tourism
Minister: Vasilis Kikilias
Deputy Minister for Tourism Education and Special Forms of Tourism: Sofia Zacharaki

Ministry of Immigration and Asylum
Minister: Notis Mitarakis
Deputy Minister for Integration: Sofia Voultepsi

* EDITOR’S NOTE: Retired admiral Evangelos Apostolakis was initially appointed to head the new Ministry of Civil Protection. However, after Apostolakis turned down the post, government spokesperson Yiannis Oikonomou on Wednesday said a new announcement will be made soon.

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