Greece appoints new shipping minister

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras announced a cabinet reshuffle yesterday which has added 13 new faces to the cabinet while keeping several key members in place.

Among the changes in key roles, Fotis Kouvelis has shifted from deputy defence minister to shipping minister, replacing Panagiotis Kouroumblis.

Kouvelis was a founding member of the Greek Left Party and prior to his role as deputy defence minister he served as minister for justice.

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