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Reshuffle: Changes in crucial ministries, one more minister from the far-right front

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis proceeded to cabinet reshuffle removing ministers who were supposed to have been “successfully” managing the crises like the pandemic and its side effects in health and tourism. The cabinet reshuffle includes the introduction of a Civil Protection Ministry that will also have jurisdiction over the Fire …

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Greece’s Cabinet reshuffle: Much Ado About Too Little

The new government spokesman Christos Tarantilis announced the new cabinet of PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday noon. With the exception of two, key ministers remain in their positions: Foreign Affairs, Defense, Health, Citizen Protection, Education, Development, Finance, Migration. Sent home are the Minister of Interior, Theodorikakos, and of Labor, Vroutsis. …

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Gov’t reshuffle to be announced at 12 noon

Prime Minister Kyrakios Mitsotakis has decided to proceed with a government reshuffle on Monday, the first working day of the new year. There is little information about how extensive the reshuffle that will be announced at 12 o’ clock noon will be. According to media speculation, key ministers like the …

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Instead of anticipated reshuffle, PM proceeds with “functional improvements”

The much anticipated and several times in the last weeks announced government reshuffle was supposed to take place initially in mid-July; then at the end-July and finally after August 15. At the end of the scenarios and government announcements the reshuffle took place today – but not really… All ministers …

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Mini government reshuffle with new Foreign and Migration Ministers

Government spokesman Dimitris Tsanakopoulos announced the mini government reshuffle Friday noon. The reshuffle was expected after SYRIZA managed to pass its proposal for the Constitutional revision. New ministers in important posts: Foreign Ministry: Giorgos Katrougalos – he replaces PM Alexis Tsipras who took over the office after Kotzias’ resignation last …

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First post-bailout reshuffle expands gov’t influence to ex PASOK, ND

The fist post-bailout government of Greece has been announced on Tuesday afternoon. Thirteen new persons, among them six women: Mariliza Xenogiannakopoulou -ex minister in PASOK government under Giorgos Papandreou  -, Myrsini Zorba ex MEP under Simitis government- as well as conservative Katerina Papakosta – former minister in New Democracy governments …

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Interior Minister voted SYRIZA secretary, Tsipras’ cabinet reshuffle imminent

Interior Minister Panos Skourletis was elected new SYRIZA central committee general secretary on Monday night. With 126 YES votes and 18 ‘blank’, the 144 delegates opened the door for the long anticipated government reshuffle. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is poised to announce a cabinet reshuffle this week to freshen up …

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Gov’t reshuffle: Migration minister goes, controversial politician back on stage

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras proceeded with a mini government reshuffle on Wednesday, after he lost two ministers over the rent subsidy scandal. However, the Prime Minister did not only replaced ministers Antonopoulou and Papadimitriou but made also some changes in other ministers. The most striking changes are: a) the removal …

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Economy Minister Papadimitriou resigns over rental subsidy

Economy Minister, Dimitris Papadimitriou, submitted his resignation late Monday night, just hours after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras removed his wife, Alternate Labor Minister, Rania Antonopoulou, from the cabinet over the rental subsidy. In his letter, Papadimitriou wrote he resigns for “reasons of political sensitivity.” Tsipras accepted the resignation short after …

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Tsipras seeks gov’t reshuffle and replacement of Finance Minister

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is reportedly considering a cabinet reshuffle. Something which is logical after Greece passed the test of the second review and now the government has to set other priorities. The reshuffle could take place in early autumn. If  there wasn’t a major problem. Tsipras want to replace …

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Greeks are holding their breath as the countdown for Gov’t reshuffle ticking

Greeks are holding their breath in agony and expectation. The countdown clock for Greece’s coalition cabinet reshuffle is ticking. It is ticking to the right – Samaras’ Nea Dimokratia – , it is ticking to the left -Venizelos’ PASOK. According to latest media reports, it is also ticking to the …

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Greek Cabinet “paralyzed” awaiting Government reshuffle

The ministers have closed their files and opened their laptops. They surf on internet, call journalists closed to Prime Minister Samaras and deputy Prime Minister Venizelos, they read and analyze reshuffle scenarios trying to guess whether they will remain seated on their chairs, climb on new ones or they will …

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Troika IMF Reshuffle: Mark Flanagan to Replace Poul Thomsen?

This is the second time that it is being claimed,  IMF’s representative for Greece, Poul Thomsen, is going to be replaced. Economic news portal Capital.gr wrote in fact that he has been already replaced. By deputy mission chief for Greece, Mark Flanagan. An IMR-technocrat who worked out the Memorandum of Understanding for Ireland. …

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