New defense and development ministers to be sworn in

Greece’s new defense and development ministers are due to be sworn in on Monday after a mini reshuffle caused by the departure of Dimitris Avramopoulos from his post at the Defense Ministry to become the EU’s Home Affairs and Migration commissioner.

Nikos Dendias, 55, leaves the Development Ministry to replace Avramopoulos.

Kostas Skrekas, a 41-year-old New Democracy lawmaker will take Dendias’s position at the Development Ministry.