Minister of State (Greece)
The ministry has its origins in the Department of Press and Tourism formed on 29 August 1936. Until 1974, the Department functioned in various organisational forms, such as General Directorate of Press and Information, the Department of Press and Information, the Ministry of Press and Information, either as a self-contained department, or under the Office of the Prime Minister, sometimes as part of the government presidency, and other times under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
From 1974 to 1994, it functioned as the Secretariat General of Press and Information under the Ministry of the Presidency. In 1994, under Presidential Decree 181, it was consolidated as the Ministry of Press and Mass Media.
In 2004, the Ministry of Press and Mass Media was dissolved and two General Secretariats under the Prime Minister were established: The Secretariat General of Communication and the Secretariat General of Information, which incorporated the functions of the defunct ministry.
On 26 May 2004, the prime minister placed the two secretariats under the aegis of the Minister of State.
List of Ministers of State
|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||17 June 2011||11 November 2011||Panhellenic Socialist Movement|
|Georgios Stavropoulos||11 November 2011||17 May 2012||Independent|
|Pantelis Kapsis||2 December 2011||17 May 2012||Independent|
|Antonios Argyros||17 May 2012||21 June 2012||Independent|
|Dimitris Stamatis (el)||21 June 2012||Incumbent||New Democracy|
Ministry website (Greek)