Cyprus: Anastasiades proceeds with Government reform

Cyprus: Anastasiades proceeds with Government reform

The President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades proceeded on implementing a government reform, exercising the powers conferred on him by the Constitution.

According to the President’s decisions, Constantinos Petrides, who was serving as Minister of Interior Affairs up until now, has been appointed Minister of Finance.

Nicos Nouris, a former Nicosia Democratic MP, has been appointed Minister of Interior Affairs.

The up until recently Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou will be serving as Minister of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth.

The current Mayor of Ayia Napa Yiannis Karoussos has been assigned Minister for Transport, Communications and Infrastructure.

Lawyer Kyriakos Kousios is appointed as the Government Spokesman, while Panagiotis Sentonas, who up until now served as the President of the Youth Board of Cyprus, will take on the post of the Deputy Government Spokesman.

In the same vein, the President of the Republic has decided to appoint Kostas Champiaouris as Commissioner for the Development of Mountain Communities and Kellia Vassiliou as Environment Commissioner.

President Nicos Anastasiades, according to the Presidency’s statement, expressed his heartfelt gratitude for the cooperation and creative work of the outgoing Ministers Vassiliki Anastasiadou and Kostas Champiaouris, as well as of the former Commissioner of Environment Ioanna Panayiotou and the recently resigned Commissioner for the Development of Mountain Communities Giannakis Papadouris.

The new Ministers will be approved and appointed on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, with the new Commissioners taking office on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. /ibna