We went a long way in the past three meetings we have had," CNHC
Board member Lenas Milonas told the press conference today, adding that negotiations on a possible agreement are close to conclusion.
With over 30 years experience in the sector, Ellinas had left his job as managing director of Mott MacDonald's Oil, Gas & Petrochemical business worldwide, to join the CNHC
in January 2013.
President Charles Ellinas told CNA that Noble presented in a comprehensive manner the results of the preliminary planning for the terminal construction, the so-called pre FEED, as he said, concerning both the technical and economic aspect of the project.
By providing a verification of standards, the CNHC
allows GPs, hospitals, private healthcare providers and insurance companies to refer patients to hypnotherapy practitioners or to make hypnotherapy more readily available in health centres, clinics, doctors' surgeries and hospitals.
The third argument against politicising the board is that it will turn the CNHC
into a battleground for different partisan and ideological agendas.
Ellinas said in the statement that he left a successful international career to take up the position at CNHC
because he believed he had a lot of experience to offer the country.
During his chat with President Nicos Anastasiades on Wednesday, Kassinis got confirmation that the government intends to transform the entire board of the CNHC
into non-executive directors -- more likely than not political appointees.
is the only voluntary regulatory body for complementary healthcare which, through the Department of Health, has official government backing.
Speaking after a 50-minute meeting with Anastasiades, Kassinis told reporters that the president thanked him for his contribution to the energy sector and "understood" that he was right about a Norwegian study which highlights the need to reorganise the CNHC
According to the official announcement at the time, the team members are: Stelios Chimonas (chairman), permanent secretary at the trade and energy ministry; Nora Nicolaidou, state's attorney; Stelios Koundouris, treasury accountant; Eleni Vasiliadou, chairman of the Natural Gas Public Company; Odysseas Michaelides, head of the department of control, ministry of communications; and "a representative from the CNHC
Members of the public who use these therapies will be able to check whether the practitioner they're seeing is registered with the CNHC
According to Sigmalive news portal, Kassinis, who was formerly the director of energy at the commerce ministry, told Sigma TV on Friday that when he took over at CNHC
, known in Greek as KRETYK, in March he had prepared a plan to create a negotiating committee.