MINISTER OF AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT AND FOOD
M.P. of Syriza- Administrative District of Evia
Born and raised in Papades, a village of Northern Evia.
Graduate of the Department of Forestry at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Employed in the private sector and the Agricultural Bank of Greece.
Member of the Greek Parliament of Synaspismos, during the period 1996-2000. As an M.P., he was member of two Standing Committees, for Finance and Production and Commerce.
Member of the Political Secretariat of Synaspismos from 2004 to 2010 and a member of the Central Political Committee from 1998 to 2013. As a member of the Political Secretariat, he was managing Local Government and Regional Development and later on, issues pertaining to Ecology, the Environment and Agricultural Policy.
Has written many articles on local and central newspapers and media.
Reelected M.P. Of Syriza in the Administrative District of Evia at the elections of 6th May and 17th June 2012. As an M.P of Syriza during that period, he was the Coordinator of Agricultural Development and Food issues. Also, he was a member of the Standing Committee of Production and Trade and of the Special Standing Committee on Parliamentary Ethics .
Participated at the Prefectural Elections of 2014 , as head of the Syriza candidacy for the prefecture of Sterea Ellada (Mainland Greece). Elected as a Regional Councelor and head of the main opposition party in the regional council of Sterea Ellada.
Elected in the elections of January 2015 as an M.P. of Syriza in Evia.
Appointed as Alternate Minister of Rural Development in the new Greek Government.
Reelected in the elections of September 2015 as an M.P. of Syriza in Evia.
Appointed as Minister of Agricultural Development and Food.
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