Former Cypriot EU Commissioner takes over Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Ministry

former European Commissioner of Cyprus, Christos Stylianides

A former European Commissioner of Cyprus, Christos Stylianides, is to take over leadership of the new Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Ministry, set up to manage crises and natural disasters.

The decision was made by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, according to government spokesperson Yiannis Economou.

The position of deputy civil protection minister will be filled by former air force general staff chief Evangelos Tournas.

Stylianides served as European Union Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management in the Juncker Commission between 2014 and 2019.

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