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Reshuffle in Greece: little change in Foreign Affairs and Defense

(BRUSSELS2) Prime Minister George Papandreou has reshuffled his government. In terms of external relations, some changes. Dimitris Droutsas becomes full-time Minister of Foreign Affairs (and no longer deputy) – Papandreou abandoning this function for which he had the dual title. While Mariliza Xenoyiannakopoulou (former Minister of Health) becomes deputy minister. Spyros Kouvelis remains Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, joined by Dimitris Dollis (who served as Papandreou's advisor). On the Defense side, no change, Evangelos Venizelos remains Minister of Defense, and Panos Beglitis his deputy. Note that Greece finds a Ministry of Maritime Affairs entrusted to a deputy from the port of Piraeus, Iannis Diamantidis.

(Nicolas Gros-Verheyde)

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).