Giorgos Stathakis named coalition’s new energy minister

Giorgos Stathakis has been named the country’s new Environment and Energy minister as part of a government’s reshuffle, announced late Friday night.

Stathakis, who previously headed the coalition’s Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism Ministry, replaces Panos Skourletis, now in charge of the Ministry of Interior.

Sokratis Famelos, appointed Stathakis’s deputy, will handle the ministry’s environmental issues.

“Challenges lie ahead,” Stathakis noted after been sworn into office. “The spirit of this government is all about pressing ahead with things that need to be changed and will be changed.”