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New Deputy Shipping Minister appointed: Cyprus
Team Sea and Coast | 02/07/2020

VassiliosDemetriades,European Union maritime policy expert, has become Cyprus' new cabinet member in charge of shipping.His predecessor Deputy Minister for Shipping, NatasaPilides has been promoted to Minister of Energy, Commerce and Industry after a successful two-yeartenure.

Demetriadeshas been working for the past five years as a maritime policy officer at the European Commission. Part of his role was to coordinate the mid-term review of the EU's maritime transport strategy.

He was head of the EU affairs unit at Cyprus' ministry of Communications and Works, which was in charge of shipping before the stand alone ministry was established two years ago under Pilides, between 2009 and 2013.

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