Greek Politician Miltiadis Varvitsiotis takes over the helm of the Ministry of Shipping in Greece and will immediately face a series of challenges.

Miltiadis Varvitsiotis returns to the Ministry of Shipping and takes over as minister again. The first time he served as Minister of Shipping was in June 2013 and stayed in this position until January 2015.

He is a Greek lawyer and politician who served as Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs on July 9, 2019 with responsibility for the country’s European affairs. He has been a Member of Parliament for Athens B with New Democracy since 2000, whilst in the National Elections of July 7, 2019 he was elected first in preference crosses MP in the Western Sector district of Athens B’.

He has been elected MP with New Democracy in the Athens B District in the elections of 2000, 2004, 2007 and 2009, May and June 2012, January 2015 and September 2015. He served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs from January 2009 until October of the same year, when the Government changed, with responsibility for economic diplomacy and development aid.

From September 2007 to January 2009 and from July 2012 to June 2013 he served as President of the Standing Committee on National Defence and Foreign Affairs of the Parliament, while he has also participated in many other Parliamentary Committees.

He is a regular member of the Parliamentary Assemblies of the Council of Europe from 2004 until today.

On 9 October 2018 he was elected Vice-President of the European People’s Party in the Council of Europe Parliamentary Group.

On July 9, 2019, he was appointed Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs, with responsibility for the country’s European affairs.

The new elected Minister after the announcement of the composition of the new government, said, among other things, that he is honored to be at the “helm” of the Ministry of Shipping, adding that he will work again with familiar faces in the field of Shipping and the Coast Guard – Hellenic Coast Guard.”

As he said Greece is intertwined with the sea and therefore he is honored to be at the helm of the ministry.