Greece’s Mitsotakis reshuffles cabinet
ATHENS (GREECE) – Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reshuffled his cabinet on Tuesday in a bid to help the country effectively manage EU funds it had secured to recover from the pandemic crisis.
Conservative Mitsotakis wants the government scheme to be more efficient to cushion the impact of the crisis which has hurt the weak economy which is recovering from a decade-long debt.
“With these changes (the government) seeks more effective administration of an increase in community funds,” government Spokesman Stelios Petsas said.
The country will receive 72 billion euros, which is part of a 750 billion euro recovery fund that the EU agreed last month to help member states restart their economies.
Petsas said that the changes will protect workers and the pension system.
Important ministers, including Finance Minister Christos Staikouras and Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, were retained. It is the first cabinet reshuffle since Mitsotakis won elections in July 2019.
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