Minister of Employment and Social Protection Fani Palli-petralia of Greece

Palli-Petralia has previously held the posts of deputy sports minister (1990-91), deputy health minister (1992-1993), alternate minister of culture (2004-2006) and minister of Tourism (2006-2007.
Newly-appointed Minister of Tourism Development Fani Palli-Petralia said she is determined to succeed in her new post, speaking at the 1st International Tourism Forum held in Athens on Saturday, organised by the ministry and the Greek Tourism Organisation (EOT) in cooperation with the World Travel and Tourism Council.
Tourism Development Minister Fani Palli-Petralia expressed confidence that the new ad will be successful, noting that Greece must capitalise on its 'brand name' which it developed thanks to the 2004 Olympic Games.
Palli-Petralia said that she briefed the premier over the progress of tenders for Olympic facilities and noted that a great deal of interest had been expressed by investors so far.
Palli-Petralia said that Greece has set a world record: the Olympicinstallations returned from the Organizing Committee to the centralgovernment in six months, while in Sydney, which hosted the 2000 OlympicGames, it needed up to two years for the Olympic installations to bedelivered to it and for the effort for their utilization to start.
Palli-Petralia is due to be sworn in at noon on Monday, before President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias.
Tourism Minister Fani Palli-Petralia has launched a Greek Week in St Petersburg as part of a tourism publicity drive in Russia for Greek products.
Palli-Petralia said the group has begun work inside venues.
EUROKINISSIFani Palli-Petralia, the newly appointed employment and social security minister, prepares to address the press yesterday after she was sworn in.