20:34 GMT28 February 2020
Listen Live
    Europe
    Get short URL
    141
    Subscribe

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Greece’s new Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis decided to reorganize the country’s national security agencies "to stand against contemporary challenges and new threats" facing Greece, the prime minister’s press service said.

    "The main objective for the government is modernizing the country’s security policies. That is why it was decided that we need to institutionalize the position of a security adviser who would support the prime minister and communicate with the Defence Ministry", the press service said in a statement on Thursday.

    According to the statement, Vice Admiral Alexandros Diakopoulos has been appointed to the new position.

    Moreover, Mitsotakis has decided that Greece’s National Intelligence Service (NIS) should be restructured. The prime minister appointed Panagiotis Kontoleon to become the head of the agency.

    Kontoleon is known for having headed large security firms, including G4S multinational security service.

    Kontoleon will be tasked with modernizing NIS to fight traditional threats, as well as address new challenges, including cyberwars and international terrorist and criminal groups.

    Related:

    Two Turkish Diplomatic Vehicles Set on Fire in Greece's Thessaloniki (PHOTO)
    Archaeologists Uncover Ancient Greece’s Probable Origins
    Lightning or Artillery Strike? Deadly Greece Storm Produces Deafening Thunderbolt
    Tags:
    upgrade, security, Greece
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via SputnikComment via Facebook