Greek PM Tsipras relinquishes foreign minister’s post
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has carried out a limited cabinet reshuffle, relinquishing the foreign minister’s position he held for several months himself. The move follows the successful completion of a deal with the country’s northern neighbor which changed its name to North Macedonia. Government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos on Friday named Alternate Foreign Minister George Katrougalos as the new foreign minister, AP reports. As the agreement with North Macedonia on the name change has now come into effect, “the prime minister… no longer deems it necessary to retain the portfolio of the foreign ministry,” Tzanakopoulos said. New deputy ministers were also announced for the foreign affairs, labor, infrastructure, and migration portfolios. A swearing-in ceremony will be held on Monday after Tsipras returns from a scheduled visit to Munich.