Former intelligence chief becomes deputy justice minister

A former head of Greece’s National Intelligence Service (EYP), Dimitris Papangelopoulos, was on Wednesday sworn in as deputy justice minister, under minister Nikos Paraskevopoulos.

Papangelopoulos, who was general secretary for transparency at the ministry until Wednesday, led EYP under the premiership of conservative Costas Karamanlis.

According to a statement from the office of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Papangelopoulos will focus on boosting transparency in the operation of the judiciary.