During a mini cabinet reshuffle in Greece on Wednesday, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis appointed a new citizen protection minister.
Giannis Oikonomou, the Minister for Citizen Protection, was removed from government following the increase in violence at sporting events last year, including a 31-year-old police officer dying after a recent flare incident, and the murder of a 29-year-old AEK football fan.
Michalis Chrysohoidis was moved from the Health Ministry to the Civil Protection Ministry.
Some of the other changes included moving Adonis Georgiadis from Labor to the Health Ministry, and moving Domna Michailidou from the Deputy Education Minister to Labor Minister.
Andreas Nikolakopoulos took the role of Deputy Citizen Protection Minister, Ioanna Lytrivi was announced the Deputy Education Minister and Pavlos Marinakis, the government’s spokesperson, was promoted to Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister.
According to Ekathimerini, this reshuffle took place to strengthen the conservative administration’s security agenda and to “enhance the government’s effectiveness.”
The newly appointed cabinet members will be sworn in on Thursday at 6 pm.