Evangelos Apostolou

Evangelos Apostolou (Greek: Βαγγέλης Αποστόλου; born 28 May 1949 on the island of Euboea) is a Greek Syriza politician who served as the Minister of Agricultural Development and Food in the Second Cabinet of Alexis Tsipras from September 2015 to August 2018. From January to August 2015, he served as the Alternate Minister of Agricultural Development and Food in the First Cabinet of Alexis Tsipras.

Evangelos Apostolou
Βαγγέλης Αποστόλου
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Minister of Agricultural Development and Food
In office
23 September 2015 – 28 August 2018
Prime MinisterAlexis Tsipras
Succeeded byStavros Arachovitis
Alternate Minister of Agricultural Development and Food
In office
27 January 2015 – 28 August 2015
Prime MinisterAlexis Tsipras
Preceded byGiorgos Karasmanis as Minister of Rural Development and Food
Personal details
Born (1949-05-28) 28 May 1949 (age 72)
Pappades, near Agia Anna, Euboea, Greece
Political partyCoalition of the Radical Left (Syriza)
Alma materAristotle University of Thessaloniki

Early life and educationEdit

Born 1949 in Pappades, near Agia Anna, Euboea, Apostolou studied forestry at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Political careerEdit

As a member of Synaspismos, Apostolou has been a Member of the Hellenic Parliament for Euboea in the 1996–2000 period and served as a member of Synaspismos' Political Secretariat from 2004 until 2010.[1]

Following his party into the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA), he was elected again in the May 2012 and June 2012 elections and named Syriza's shadow minister of rural development in July 2012.[2] After the January 2015 legislative election, Apostolou was appointed Deputy Minister of Agricultural Development and Food.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Evangelos Apostolou". Hellenic Parliament. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  2. ^ Δεκαέξι «σκιώδεις υπουργούς» έχρισε ο Τσίπρας [Tsipras appoints 16 shadow ministers]. Ethnos (in Greek). 3 July 2012. Retrieved 30 January 2015.

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