Acting Prime Minister sworn in Ioannis Sharmasafter the order to form a government received yesterday from the President of the Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou. Mr. Sharmas was sworn in before Mrs. Sakellaropoulou, the Superior of the Religious Ceremony of Bishop Hieronymos.
Mr. Sharmas then Maxim Palace and took over as Prime Minister of Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
THE Kyriakos Mitsotakis delivered to Sharma tables government priorities for the next few weeks, so that there is continuity in the state. “To wish you strength in your duties, I would like to give you a rather voluminous file which includes information which will be useful to you, a note on the international obligations of the country, the action plan of the ministries, the staff ensures the continuity of its functioning as a state machine”, declared Mr. Mitsotakis and added that it is necessary to ensure that the transition takes place with all the rules imposed by the coherence and continuity of the State. I am available”.
Mr. Sharmas stressed that the government will be official, it will enforce the law until it hands over to whomever the popular will chooses. “We make sure there is no vacancy until the natural beneficiary comes to this building,” he said.
Along with the envelope, she also gave him a letter.
Here is the content of the letter :
“Dear Mr. President,
My objective has been, from the beginning of the government’s mandate, the consolidation of procedures and rules that would guarantee institutional memory and continuity in the proper functioning of the State and public administration. The Personnel Status Act serves precisely this philosophy of consistency and continuity so that there is medium and long-term political planning, timely regulatory planning, improved legislative process, accountability to citizens and sufficient preparation of each government to meet its national and European obligations.
In the context of the foregoing as well as the related responsibilities of the Presidency of the Government, I am giving you today on taking up your duties:
a) Brief presentation of the role, functions and results of the Presidency of the Government,
b) The Consolidated Government Action Plan of 2023 as established in accordance with the provisions of Law 4622/2019,
c) General note with the international obligations of the country as well as the regulatory decisions, which must be issued by the competent ministries in June.
d) File with the critical operational milestones of the next quarter of the annual action plans of the ministries.
Furthermore, I would like to inform you that in the month of June, the evaluation of our country’s third application to the Recovery and Resilience Fund, for the disbursement of a total amount of 1.72 billion euros, will be carried out on behalf of the European Commission, which concerns the part of the “Greece 2.0” grants. In this context, the European Commission services may request additional information, modifications and actions from the administration for the milestones and their deliverables, which were filed as achieved by the Greek authorities at the beginning of May. Any additional documentation concerning the milestones of the reform is carried out through the General Coordination Secretariat in collaboration with the competent ministry.
In addition, meetings of the technical levels of the Greek authorities, under the coordination of the General Secretariat, are planned for June, with the corresponding levels of the European institutions (European Commission, European Central Bank, ESM), within the framework of the 3rd report of the post-programmatic supervision, which should be finalized and published at the end of the third quarter of this year.
At the same time, in the following days, meetings of the technical echelons of the Greek authorities take place with their IMF counterparts, in the framework of the consultation on the report of Article 4 of the Fund, which should be finalized and published in September 2023.
Within the framework of the European Semester, these days the National Report (Country Report) and the National Recommendations (Country Specific Recommendations) are published by the European Commission, on which the Greek Government will comment through the General Secretariat coordination and advice from Economic Experts.
Finally, in June, the meetings of the interdepartmental working group will continue for the preparation of the new firefighting season for the current year.
I would like to inform you that the Annual Action Plans of the Ministries for 2023 are kept at the General Coordination Secretariat, and are at your disposal, a report with pending promulgation of the derived law of each Ministry and a report with the violations of the European legislation of each ministry.
The Secretary General for Coordination and the Secretary for Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, as well as the heads of their departments, are at your entire disposal to assist you in your work and to inform you on any question you deem appropriate.
I wish you good luck!
The swearing in of Ioannis Sharma
Previously, the swearing in of the new interim Prime Minister had taken place, before the President of the Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou.
Ioannis Sarmas will appoint the interim cabinet, which will be sworn in tomorrow Friday at 12 noon.
The names that will make up the interim government are:
Vassilis Kaskarelis Minister of Foreign Affairs
Ambassador and Washington – Ankara – Nicosia
Alcibiade Stefanis Minister of Defense
Deputy Minister of Defense and Honorary AGES
Charalambos Lalousis Minister of Citizen Protection
General ea Honorary Head of the GES on the migration crisis of Evros and Oruch Reis
Evangelos Tournas Minister of Civil Protection
Wing Commander ea Honorary Chief of Air Force to be Deputy Minister of Emergency Preparedness 2021
Anastasia Kotanidou Minister of Health
Professor of Pulmonology and Intensive Care, EKPA
Christos Kittas, education Minister
Former Rector of the University of Athens – Served as Minister of Health 2012
Kalliopi Spanou Minister of the Interior
Filippos Spyropoulos Minister of Justice
Professor at the Faculty of Law of the Greek Academy of Sciences
Eleni Louri Minister of Development
Deputy Governor of the Bank of Greece 2008-2014
Ioanna Dretta Minister of Tourism
Marketing General Manager Greece
Giorgos Koumentakis will be appointed Minister of Culture
Artistic Director of the National Opera
The Minister of State should, according to information, be Vassilis Skouris
Professor of public law, former President of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg and acting Minister of the Interior in 1989 and 1996.
According to some rumors, the current vice-governor of the Bank of Greece will take over as head of the Ministry of Finance. Theodoros Pelagidis.
Sunday, the swearing in of Parliament
Then, on Sunday May 28 at 6:00 p.m., the deputies elected in the May 21 elections will be sworn in.
On Monday May 29, the election of the presidium of the Parliament is planned, then during the day the Parliament will be dissolved in order to hold the new elections. According to reports, Kostas Tasoulas is expected to remain Speaker of Parliament.
Who is the acting prime minister – his biography
THE Ioannis Sharmas is the president of the Court of Auditors, one of the three highest courts in the country.
He was born in Kos in 1957, has been married since 1987 and has two children aged 33 and 34.
He graduated with honors in 1979 from the Faculty of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Grant holder from the French Government and the Fondation des Bourses d’Etat, he followed higher education and holds a DEA from the University of Paris II in criminal law (1980-1981), public law (1982-1983) and public finance (1983 -1985). His doctoral thesis was on the law of individual rights at the University of Paris II (1981-1985).
He then did his military service in the Hellenic Air Force as a cadet (1984-1986) and in the last year of his military service (1986) he participated in the selection competitions for bailiffs of Justice of the Council of State and the National School. of public administration.
His choice fell on a judge at the Council of State (1987) and six years later (1993) he moved to the Court of Auditors, where he remains until today. He assumed the role of President of the Supreme Finance Court in November 2019 with a non-renewable four-year term, which expires next November.
Mr. Sarmas is an honorary doctor from the Faculty of Law of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (May 2022), an honorary doctor from the Department of Public Administration of the School of Economics and Public Administration of Panteion University (November 2022) and Doctor honoris causa doctorate from the Faculty of Humanities, Social and Economic Sciences of the International University of Greece (March 2023).
In 2002-2013 he was a member of the European Court of Auditors and during his tenure, among other things, the chapter “ACHIEVING RESULTS” was introduced in the annual report of the European Court of Auditors, at his initiative and suggestion.
At the same time, he was president of the service of the European Court of Auditors (he was twice elected president of the service).
He taught at the National School of Public Administration, legal and financial methodology (1989-1999) and at the National School of Judicial Officers the case law of the General Court of the European Communities and the European Court of Human Rights. man (1997-2001).
He was chairman of the legislative commission for the preparation of the procedure of the Court of Auditors. The Commission, under his presidency, prepared in 5 months a complete and integrated plan. Many similar attempts have been made, but to no avail, over the past 30 years. The ES procedure was adopted by Law 4700/2020.
He chaired the working group for the development of the control and management regulations of the Court of Auditors. The team operated from September to December 2018 and with the subsequent implementation of the regulation, the Court of Auditors changed dramatically.
After the exercise of his official functions as Prime Minister, he will return to the functions of President of the Court of Auditors and in November 2023, when he leaves the judiciary, due to the completion of the four-year term and not due of an age limit.
His CV follows in detail, as posted on the Court of Auditors website.