Decentralized administrations of Greece

The decentralized administrations (Greek: αποκεντρωμένες διοικήσεις, apokentroménes dioikíseis) are the third level of administrative divisions in Greece. They were created in January 2011 as part of a far-reaching reform of the country's administrative structure, the Kallikratis reform (Law 3852/2010).[1]

They enjoy both administrative and financial autonomy[2] and exercise devolved state powers in urban planning, environmental and energy policy, forestry, migration and citizenship.[3] Beyond that, they are tasked with supervising the first and second-level self-governing bodies: the municipalities and regions.

They are run by a government-appointed general secretary, assisted by an advisory council drawn from the regional governors and the representatives of the municipalities.

List of Decentralized Administration

Kallikratis administrative divisions as of 2010

     Decentralized Administration of Attica, with the capital of Athens
         Decentralized Administration of Macedonia and Thrace, with the capital of Thessaloniki
         Decentralized Administration of Epirus and Western Macedonia, with the capital of Ioannina
         Decentralized Administration of Thessaly and Central Greece, with the capital of Larissa
             Decentralized Administration of Peloponnese, Western Greece and the Ionian, with the capital of Patras
         Decentralized Administration of the Aegean, with the capital of Piraeus
     Decentralized Administration of Crete, with the capital of Heraklion

     Autonomous Monastic State of Mount Athos, (excluded from the Kallikratis Plan)

References

  1. ^ Ministry of Interior 2013, p. 10 f..
  2. ^ Ministry of Interior 2013, p. 12
  3. ^ Ministry of Interior 2013, p. 27.

Sources

  • Ministry of Interior (January 2013). "Structure and operation of local and regional democracy". Council of Europe.
Decentralized Administration of Attica

The Decentralized Administration of Attica (Greek: Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Αττικής) is one of the seven decentralized administrations of Greece, solely consisting of the region of Attica. Its seat is Athens.

Decentralized Administration of Crete

The Decentralized Administration of Crete (Greek: Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Κρήτης) is one of the seven decentralized administrations of Greece, solely consisting of the region of Crete. Its seat is in Heraklion.

Decentralized Administration of Epirus and Western Macedonia

The Decentralized Administration of Epirus and Western Macedonia (Greek: Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Ηπείρου – Δυτικής Μακεδονίας) is one of the seven decentralized administrations of Greece, consisting of the peripheries of Epirus and Western Macedonia. Seated in Ioannina, Epirus, it is currently led by Acting Secretary-General Vasileios Michelakis.

Decentralized Administration of Macedonia and Thrace

The Decentralized Administration of Macedonia and Thrace (Greek: Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Μακεδονίας–Θράκης) is one of the seven decentralized administrations of Greece, consisting of the peripheries of Central Macedonia and Eastern Macedonia and Thrace. Seated in Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia.

Decentralized Administration of Peloponnese, Western Greece and the Ionian

The Decentralized Administration of Peloponnese, Western Greece and the Ionian (Greek: Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Πελοποννήσου, Δυτικής Ελλάδας και Ιονίου) is one of the seven decentralized administrations of Greece, consisting of the regions of Peloponnese, Western Greece and the Ionian Islands. Its seat is in Patras, Western Greece, and it is currently headed by Acting Secretary-General Dionysios Panagiotopoulos.

Decentralized Administration of Thessaly and Central Greece

The Decentralized Administration of Thessaly and Central Greece (Greek: Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Θεσσαλίας – Στερεάς Ελλάδας) is one of the seven decentralized administrations of Greece, consisting of the peripheries of Thessaly and Central Greece. Seated in Larissa, Thessaly, it is currently led by Acting Secretary-General Ilias Tseligas.

Decentralized Administration of the Aegean

The Decentralized Administration of the Aegean (Greek: Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Αιγαίου) is one of the seven decentralized administrations of Greece, consisting of the regions of North Aegean and South Aegean. Seated in Piraeus, Attica, it is currently led by Acting Secretary-General Nikos Theodoridis.

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