New deputy labor minister to take oath

Nikos Panagiotopoulos is set to be appointed Deputy Labor Minister in a swearing-in ceremony taking place on Thursday morning. The ceremony will be attended by Greek President Karolos Papoulias and Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.

The appointment follows the resignation of former Deputy Labor Minister Nikos Nikolopoulos on Monday, who cited a lack of focus on labor and social welfare issues as the reasons behind his decision to exit the coalition government.