Earlier this month Greek Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis reshuffled his government. By all accounts there were no major changes and I, watching from afar, did not recognize the names of the new members and thus I cannot comment on their suitability for office. However, the name of the new deputy minister of culture, Nikos Giatromanolakis, did catch my attention due to extensive media coverage.
"The Greek government is working with a plan, method and flexibility to lead the country out of the health crisis and to enter an orbit of high, sustainable, smart growth without any exclusions, laying the foundations for a future of prosperity, opportunities and possibilities for the next generations," Finance Minister Christos Staikouras said in Parliament on Friday.
The living conditions at the migrant camps on the islands of Lesvos and Kos are under scrutiny by the European Court of Human Rights, focusing in particular on the treatment of eight asylum seekers.
The court has asked the Greek government to respond to a series of questions about their treatment at these specific centers.