The new Greek Gov

The new Greek Gov

Athens, July 18, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency

By Spiros Sideris

PM Alexis Tsipras announced a Greek government reshuffle on Friday afternoon, expected since an earlier vote in Parliament this week, replacing “dissident” minister Panagiotis Lafazanis with previous labor minister Panos Skourletis at the production reconstruction and energy ministry.

Labor lawyer Giorgos Katrougalos will take over the labor ministry, while comedic actor turned politician Pavlos Haikalis was tapped as the … deputy social insurances minister. The latter MP belongs to the junior coalition party, the rightist-populist Independent Greeks’ (AN.EL) party.

MP Olga Gerovassilis takes over for Gavriil Sakellaridis as government spokesman, who will serve as a Parliamentary group rapporteur instead. Another five MPs were promoted to deputy minister positions.

The new Cabinet

Prime Minister

Alexis Tsipras

 

Deputy Prime Minister

Giannis Dragasakis

 

Ministry of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction

Minister

Nikos Voutsis

Deputy Minister for Administrative Reform

Christoforos Vernardakis

Deputy Minister for Civil Protection

​Giannis Panousis

Deputy Minister for Immigration Policy

Tasia Christodoulopoulou

Deputy Minister of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction

​Pavlos Polakis

Deputy Minister for Macedonia and Thrace

Maria Kollia Tsarouha

 

Ministry of Economy, Infrastructure, Tourism and Maritime

Minister

George Stathakis

Deputy Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Networks Affairs

Christos Spirtzis

Deputy Minister for Maritime

Thodoros Dritsas

Deputy Minister for Tourism

Elena Kountoura

 

Ministry of Productive Reconstruction, Environment, Energy and Rural Development

Minister

Skourletis Panagiotis

Alternate Minister for Environment

Giannis Tsironis

Alternate Minister for Rural Development

Vaggelis Apostolou

Deputy Minister for Rural Development

​Panagiotis Sgouridis

 

Ministry of Finance

Minister

​Efklides Tsakalotos

Alternate Minister for Revenue Affairs​

Trifon Alexiadis

Deputy Minister for the State Treasury

Dimitris Mardas

 

Ministry of Culture Education and Religious Affairs

Minister

Aristidis Mpaltas

Alternate Minister for Cultural Affairs

Nikos Xidakis

Alternate Minister for Educational Affairs

Tasos Kourakis

Alternate Minister for Research and Innovation Affairs

Kostas Fotakis

Deputy Minister for Sports Affairs

Stavros Kontonis

 

 Ministry of Labour   

MInister

Giorgos Katrougkalos

Deputy Minister for Social Solidarity Affairs

Theano Fotiou

Alternate Minister for Unemployment Affairs

Pania Antonopoulou

Deputy Minister for Social Security Affairs

​Pavlos Haikalis

 

Ministry of Health and Social Security

Minister

Panagiotis Kouroumplis

Alternate Minister

Andreas Xanthos

 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Minister

Nikos Kotzias

Alternate Minister for European Affairs

​Sia Anagnostopoulou

Deputy Minister

​Giannis Amanatidis

Ministry of Defense

Minister

Panos Kammenos

Alternate Minister

Dimitris Vitsas

Deputy Minister

Nikos Toskas

 

Ministry of Justice

Minister

Nikos Paraskevopoulos

Deputy Minister

Dimitris  Papaggelopoulos

 

Minister of State order to combat corruption  

Panagiotis Nikoloudis

 

Ministry of State for the coordination government work

Minister

Alekos Flampouraris

Deputy Minister of the P.M to coordinate the government’s work

Terence Quick

 

Minister of State

Nikos Papas

 

Deputy Minister of the P.M and government representative

​Olga Gerovasili