ALTERNATE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND FOOD
Yiannis Tsironis was born in Athens in 1958.
He is married and a father of three children.
Yiannis Tsironis has studied Chemistry and was very active in the students’ political movement in the late 70’s -early 80’s.
Realizing that political ecology was the only radical alternative he became a founding member of the EKO - “Alternative Ecological Movement” of Athens in 1983. He remains active in the green movement since then, mainly in the fields of education and training.
He is a founding member of the “Oikologoi Prasinoi” (Ecologists Greens), where he is currently an elected member of the party’s Pan-Hellenic Council as well as the editor of the party newspaper “Prasini Politiki” (Green Politics).
He was the Greek delegate at the Council of the E.F.G.P. / European Green Party from 1999 until 2006.
He has been the party’s male Spokesperson in 2011 and the party’s coordinator since late 2013 until his appointment as a minister in January 2015.
From January 2015 until October 2016 was Alternate Minister of Environment and Energy Ministry.