Greek PM Announces Cabinet Reshuffle



The plenary of the Greek Parliament. File photo

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Tuesday the new persons to be included in the new cabinet reshuffle aiming at operational improvements in the areas of Finance, Growth, Labor, Health and the Environment.

As expected, there were only minor changes in deputy ministers, with all current ministers remaining in place. There are two upgrades of deputy ministers to alternate ministers and the appointment of three new deputies.

As Mitsotakis pointed out, it is only a minor upgrade for better operation of state agencies.

Government spokesperson Stelios Petsas announced the following changes:

The upgrade of Deputy Minister of Finance Theodoros Skylakakis to Alternate Minister of Finance, responsible for Fiscal Policy.

The upgrade of Deputy Minister of Development and Investment Nikos Papathanasis to Alternate Minister of Development and Investment, responsible for Private Investments and Public-Private Partnerships.

The appointment of Panagiotis Tsakloglou to the position of Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, responsible for Social Security issues.

The appointment of Zoe Rapti, MP in the B1 Northern Sector of Athens, to the position of Deputy Minister of Health, responsible for Mental Health.

The appointment of Nikolaos Tagaras, MP of Corinth Prefecture, to the position of Deputy Minister of Environment and Energy, responsible for Environmental Protection issues.

According to the government spokesman, the changes aim at the effective management of the increased EU resources; improving labor issues and the insurance system; the  organizational support of the Ministry of Health; and environment protection and the challenges of Climate Change.

Petsas highlighted the successes of the cabinet In the face of the challenges of the times, saying that the new additions will improve operation and services in order to meet the needs of the Greek people.

The swearing in of the new members of the government will take place on Wednesday at 1:00 pm at the Presidential Palace.