Konstantinos (Kostis) Chatzidakis
Minister of Development and Competitiveness
Member of Parliament Athens B
- Place AND Date οf Birth:
- Born in Rethymno, Crete, on 1965.
- He studied law at the University of Athens and continued his studies at the University of Kent, where he obtained a Master’s Degree in Communication and Image Studies.
- Foreign Languages:
- English and French.
He has been elected as a member of the Greek Parliament three times (September 2007, October 2009, May/June 2012).
Currently, he is the Minister of Development. From June 2012 to June 2013 he was Minister of Development and Infrastructure. During 2007-2009 he was Minister of Transport and Communications and Minister of Development. He was Member of the European Parliament with the New Democracy Party (1994 - 2007). In the European Parliament he was Chairman of the Committee on Transport and Regional Policy for two and a half years and Parliamentary Representative of the European Peoplesʼ Party on the same Committee. Before his election as a Member of the European Parliament, he was General Secretary of the student association DAP-NDFK and President of ONNED (The youth association for New Democracy party).