Maritime and shipping sector issues will be handled by outgoing Minister Yiannis Diamantidis until a new presidential decree is signed, one which will define the responsibilities of the new ministry of development, competitiveness and shipping -- created by the merger of the former regional development & competitiveness ministry with the maritime affairs, shipping and fisheries ministry.
According to reports, the sectors of islands policy and fisheries will be handled by the newly formed ministry.
“The government still does not learn from its mistakes,” opposition New Democracy (ND) party sector head Yiannis Plakiotakis said, commenting on the shipping sector being included once again in the ministry of regional development and competitiveness.