Ministry for the Aegean

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The Ministry for the Aegean (Greek: Υπουργείο Αιγαίου) was a government department of Greece. It was founded in 1985 (Law 1558/1985), with Mytilene as its seat, and tasked with supervising the development of the long-neglected Aegean Islands.

In 2007 it was merged with the Ministry for Mercantile Marine to form the Ministry for Mercantile Marine, the Aegean and Island Policy. The new ministry retained a Deputy Minister with seat at Mytilene. In 2009 the ministry was split up, with the Mercantile Marine sector being absorbed by the Ministry for the Economy, Competitiveness and Shipping and the former Ministry for the Aegean department merged into the Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks as the General Secretariat for the Aegean and Island Policy. In September 2010, the General Secretariat was absorbed by the Ministry for Maritime Affairs, Islands and Fisheries.

List of Ministers for the Aegean (1985–2007)[edit]

# Name Took Office Left Office Party
1 Kosmas Spyriou 26 July 1985 5 February 1987 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
2 Petros Valvis 5 February 1987 16 November 1988 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
3 Evangelos Giannopoulos 16 November 1988 1 July 1989 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
4 Emmanuel Kefalogiannis 2 July 1989 7 October 1989 New Democracy
5 Antonis Foussas 12 October 1989 11 April 1990 New Democracy
6 Giorgios Misailides 11 April 1990 8 August 1992 New Democracy
7 Konstantinos Mitsotakis 8 August 1991 13 October 1993 New Democracy
8 Kostas Skandalidis 13 October 1993 7 July 1994 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
9 Antonis Kotsakas 7 July 1994 24 September 1996 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
10 Elisavet Papazoi 24 September 1996 19 February 1999 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
11 Stavros Benos 19 February 1999 13 April 2000 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
12 Nikolaos Sifounakis 13 April 2000 10 March 2004 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
13 Aristotelis Pavlidis 10 March 2004 19 September 2007 New Democracy

List of Ministers for Mercantile Marine, the Aegean and Island Policy (2007–2009)[edit]

Name Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Georgios Voulgarakis 19 September 2007 12 September 2008 New Democracy Resigned
Anastasios Papaligouras 12 September 2008 7 October 2009 New Democracy

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