MINISTRY OF INTERIOR
GENERAL SECRETARIAT FOR GENDER EQUALITY - www.isotita.gr
DIRECTORATE FOR PLANNING, STANDARDIZATION & POLICY MONITORING ON GENDER EQUALITY
Athens, 29-8-2018 To: - EIGE.
Following our fruitful cooperation, I would like to inform you that a Government reshuffle took place yesterday (relevant link from the page of the website of the Prime Minister in English: https://primeminister.gr/en/the-government/the-cabinet ).
Here is a short presentation of its gender aspect:
a) the new Cabinet is composed of 52 members (Prime Minister, Ministers, Deputy Ministers and Vice Ministers)
b) there are 13 women in the Cabinet with the following portfolios (percentage: 75% men and 25% women)
five Ministers: Citizen Protection - Labour, Social Protection & Social Solidarity - Administrative Reconstruction - Culture & Sports - Tourism
one Deputy Minister: Labour, Social Protection & Social Solidarity in charge of Social Solidarity
seven Vice Ministers: Interior - Interior in charge of Macedonia & Thrace (two Regions in the north of Greece) - Citizen Protection - National Defence - Education, Research & Religious Affairs - Finance - Rural Development & Food
c) in the previous composition of the Greek Government the percentage was the following: 83% men and 17% women (48 members in total out of which 8 women).
In the Ministry of Interior, a Vice Minister in charge of gender equality has been appointed, i.e. Ms Marina CHRYSOVELONI, while Ms Foteini KOUVELA remains at the political post of the Secretary General for Gender Equality.
The Greek side would be grateful to you if you informed your leadership and all the competent units accordingly.
Wishing you and all the members of your team the very best,
Dimosthenis TREMOS - email@example.com