Government sources: A government reshuffle that responds to the citizens’ request

The government reshuffle responds to the citizens’ request ‘we trust you but you must become better, move faster’ while sending the message of a dynamic restart, government officials stated after the reshuffle announced on Friday by government spokesperson Pavlos Marinakis.

“Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis evaluates efficiency and hard work. The changes and additions to the new government demonstrate the priorities of the next period: Price spike. Farmers and the region and a more efficient state for a better everyday life.

Citizens voted for New Democracy and Kyriakos Mitsotakis in 2023 for a second time with a mandate to implement a bold reform programme until 2027.

Particular emphasis is placed on the modernisation of the state’s operation and for this reason Thodoris Livanios is promoted to Minister from Deputy Interior Minister, while Niki Kerameus takes over an equally crucial ministry, the Ministry of Labour. Vassilis Spanakis, who comes from the Ministry of Labour, takes over as Deputy Minister at the Interior Ministry, with responsibility the local administration issues. Thus, the position of Deputy Interior Minister is abolished.

Kostis Hatzidakis continues his work at the Ministry of Finance. While the position of Haris Theoharis is taken over by Christos Dimas.
Takis Theodorikakos has been replaced by Kostas Skrekas, who until today fought the battle against high prices in the Ministry of Development. In a move that shows that the government puts emphasis on the issues of everyday life of the citizens.

There were also changes in the Ministry of Rural Development, where Kostas Tsiaras takes over as minister and Christos Kellas as deputy minister. Two members of the ND who come from Thessaly.
Nikos Panagiotopoulos, who comes from the region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, is placed in the place of Dimitris Kairides in the Migration Ministry while for the positions of deputy ministers. while new persons are also appointed such as Iasonas Fotilas in Culture, Kostas Karagounis in Labour, Christos Kellas in Rural Development and Kostas Gioulekas in Macedonia-Thrace.
In this context, Research and Innovation is undertaken by Zoi Rapti and the portfolio of the Deputy Minister of Social Cohesion by Katerina Papakosta.

Giorgos Mylonakis takes over as Deputy Minister alongside the Prime Minister.

It is pointed out that there are no changes in ministries such as Health, Justice and Environment and Energy where major reforms have been launched. According to sources, Kyriakos Mitsotakis will visit the 4 ministries where changes were made to their heads, in the next period.