Former Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament
Member of Parliament Athens B
- Place AND Date οf Birth:
- Born in Perivolia, Olympia, on 27-01-1947.
- Marital Status:
- He has a son and two daughters (twins).
- Law, University of Athens; Political Science, University of Nevada, USA; International law, Academy of International Law, the Hague; Human Rights, University of Strasbourg; International Economics, University of Salzburg, Austria.
- Foreign Languages:
- English, French.
Elected MP (ND) for Athens B in the general elections of 1981, 1985, 1989 (June and November), 1990, 1993, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2007 and 2009.
Member of the Standing Committee on Public Administration, Public Order and Justice, and of the Committee for the Revision of the Constitution. Member of the Parliamentary Assemblies of the Council of Europe and the Western European Union (1995-2000). Elected Dean of the House in 1989 (June and November).
Minister of Puplic Order (2006-2007), Deputy Minister for the Presidency and Government Spokesman, 11-04-1990 to 07-08-1991 and 07-08-1991 to 07-08-1992, Deputy Minister for Education and Religious Affairs, 07-08-1992 to 03-12-1992, and Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs (responsible for Greeks Abroad), 03-12-1992 to 12-10-1993. Elected onto the ND Administrative Committee in 1979. Stood for the office of ND Party Chairman at the 4th Party Conference in March 1997. Head of the ND Section on the Interior, Public Administration and Decentralisation (2000-2001). Member of the ND Central Committee and group co-ordinator for the Standing Committee on Public Administration, Public Order, and Decentralisation in 2001. Party officer responsible for trade, medium-sized enterprises and the Committee for Competition. Received the Ipektsi award for Greek-Turkish friendship in October 1995. He has also been awarded the Makarios III Medal, the highest-decoration of the Republic of Cyprus. His translation into Greek of John Keats’ Eve of St. Agnes was recently awarded the prize for best translation. Author of (in Greek): Greek Ideology; In the Ideological Trenches; On Meritocracy; Politics and Art; Positive Logos; Bushido; Greek Political Development. Former reserve officer in the Greek Army.