New Citizens' Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis pledged to work hard to restore a sense of security for the public, noting that disasters like the deadly blaze in eastern Attica last year should never happen again.
“Security is the greatest asset. Without security, democracy rots. We are here to work with all our strength to build a feeling of security for citizens,” he said at the ministry's handover ceremony.
“All people should feel that their neighborhood belongs to them,” he added.
Refering to the fire in seaside resort town of Mati, the minister said there should not be any complacency in performing duties.
Chrysochoidis welcomed the inclusion of the Migration Policy Ministry under his purview, noting it is in line with the practice of other EU countries.