Ministry of Interior (sector Macedonia and Thrace)
The Ministry of Interior (Sector Macedonia and Thrace) represents the governmental policy in Northern Greece. The Ministry's task is the implementation of strategies for regional development of Macedonia and Thrace, the protection and enhancement of the natural, architectural and cultural heritage and the promotion of cooperation with other countries on environmental issues, infrastructure projects, cultural heritage and tourism development. The Ministry is located in Thessaloniki, the second largest city of Greece and constitutes a well structured Organization with a separate Department for managing European Programs. It also has an active role in the implementation of the Development Policy Law for the region of Northern Greece, the industrial control of the market, the issuance of licenses of the Listed for protection buildings and preserved traditional areas. It has adopted political extroversion and actively participates in international programs in order to promote the comparative advantages of the wider area, to promote cooperation with European and international organizations, to develop cooperation regions abroad, to create relationships with foreign counterparts in common interest areas and finally to exploit European funds for the benefit of the citizens of Northern Greece.
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