Greek Government Reshuffle Announced

Greek Government Reshuffle Announced

Government spokeswoman Olga Gerovasili announced the composition of the new Greek cabinet in a television address on public broadcaster ERT, on Friday evening.

There are a few unexpected changes to the composition of the Greek government but key ministries remain unchanged.

The ministers who remain in their posts are: Euclid Tsakalotos (Finance Minister), Nikos Kotzias (Foreign Minister), Panos Kammenos (Defence Minister), Christos Spirtzis (Infrastructure and Networks Minister).

Among the ministers who will take over new posts are: Panos Skourletis, who becomes Interior Minister, and Nikos Pappas who becomes Digital Policy and Media Minister. Newcomer Kostas Gavroglou will take over as Minister of Education.

The new Greek government is as follows:

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

Vice President Ioannis Dragasakis

Ministry of Interior Affairs

Minister: Panagiotis Skourletis

Deputy Citizens Protection Minister: Nikolaos Toskas

Deputy Macedonia-Thrace Minister: Maria Kollia-Tsaroucha

Ministry of Finance and Development:

Minister: Dimitris Papadimitriou

Deputy Minister: Alexandros Charitsis

Deputy Minister: Stelios Pirtsiolas

Digital Policy, Telecommunication and Information Ministry

Minister: Nikolaos Pappas

National Defence Ministry

Minister: Panos Kammenos

Deputy Minister: Dimitris Vitsas

Education, Research and Religious Affairs Ministry

Minister: Konstandinos Gavroglou

Deputy Research Minister: Konstandinos Fotakis

Deputy: Dimitris Baxevanakis

Deputy: Konstandinos Zouraris

Labor, Social Security and Social Solidarity Ministry                                                                

Minister: Effy Achtsioglou

Alternative Minister for Unemployment Matters Ourania Andonopoulou

Alternative Minister for Social Solidarity: Theano Fotiou

Deputy Minister for Social Security: Anastasios Petropoulos

Foreign Ministry

Minister:Nikolaos Kotzias

Alternative Minister for European Affairs:Giorgos Katrougalos

Deputy Minister:Ioannis Amantidis

Deputy Minister for Greeks Living Alone: Terence Spencer Quick

Justice, Transparency and Human Rights Ministry

Minister: Stavros Kontonis

Deputy Minister:Dimitris Papangelopoulos

Finance Ministry

Minister:Euclid Tsakalotos

Deputy Minister: George Chouliarakis

Deputy Minister:Katerina Papanatsiou

Health Ministry                                                                                      

Minister: Andreas Xanthos

Deputy: Pavlos Polakis

Restructure and Administration Ministry

Minister: Olga Gerovasili

Culture and Sports Ministry

Minister:Lydia Koniordou

Deputy Sports Minister: George Vasileiadis

Environment and Energy Ministry

Minister: George Stathakis

Deputy Minister: Socrates Famelos

Infrastructure and Transport Ministry

Minister: Christos Sprintzis

Deputy Minister: Nikolaos Mavrogiannis

Migrant Policy Ministry

Minister: Ioannis Mouzalas

Deputy Minister: Ioannis Balafas

Shipping and Island Policy Ministry

Minister:Panagiotis Kouroumblis

Deputy Minister:Nektarios Santorinios

Agricultural Development and Food Ministry

Minister: Evangelos Apostolou

Alternate Minister: Ioannis Tsironis

Deputy Minister: Vasilios Kokkalis

Tourism Ministry

Minister: Elena Koundoura

State Ministers: Alexandros Flambouraris, Christoforos Vernardakis

Alternate Prime Minister:Dimitrios Liakos

Government Spokesperson:Dimitrios Tzanakopoulos/ΙΒΝΑ