Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense to discuss police leadership, regional issues

Greece's Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense (KYSEA) is to convene at 9 a.m. on Friday morning at the Maximos Mansion under Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

The issues to be discussed include the appointment of a new leadership to the Greek Police, with Citizens' Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis to propose candidates.

Greece nominates Margaritis Schinas for European Commissioner

Greece on Thursday nominated European Commission's chief spokesman Margaritis Schinas as the country's representative in the European Commission, the prime minister's office at Maximos Mansion announced.

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will inform new European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen of this selection, the press release said. 

Uproar over appointment of police chief who botched Mati fire as public order ministry secretary general

The appointment of former Greek Police chief Konstantinos Tsouvalas to the crucial post of general secretary of the Citizen's Protection Ministry has caused a political maelstrom as he was in charge of police's botched management of the deadly July, 2018 Mati wildfire that claimed over 100 lives.