Minister of State (Greece)

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The Minister of State of Greece (Greek: Υπουργός Επικρατείας) is a Greek minister.

The current minister is Syriza MP Nikos Pappas.


The position is a development of the Minister without Portfolio (Υπουργός άνευ χαρτοφυλακίου), renamed in 1991. It has no fixed functions, each minister's responsibilities is defined ad hoc by the Prime Minister in each cabinet. The most usual role is the supervision of the General Secretariat to the Prime Minister and the General Secretariat to the Government, as well as the General Secretariats of Information and of Media, which resulted from the breakup of the former Ministry for the Press and the Media. The Minister of State has hence often functioned as the government spokesman.

List of recent Ministers of State[edit]

Name Took Office Left Office Party
Theodoros Roussopoulos 10 March 2004 24 October 2008 New Democracy
Prokopis Pavlopoulos 24 October 2008 6 October 2009 New Democracy
Haris Pamboukis 7 October 2009 17 June 2011 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Elias Mossialos (el) 17 June 2011 11 November 2011 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Georgios Stavropoulos (el) 11 November 2011 17 May 2012 Independent
Pantelis Kapsis (el) 2 December 2011 17 May 2012 Independent
Antonios Argyros (el) 17 May 2012 21 June 2012 Independent
Dimitris Stamatis (el) 21 June 2012 26 January 2015 New Democracy
Nikos Pappas
Alekos Flambouraris
Panagiotis Nikoloudis
27 January 2015 Incumbent SYRIZA


External links[edit]

Minister website (Greek)