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Konstantinos (Kostis) Chatzidakis[1] (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος (Κωστής) Χατζηδάκης; born 20 April 1965 in Rethymno) is a Greek politician from the New Democracy party.[2]

Kostis Chatzidakis
Κωστής Χατζηδάκης
Kostis Hatzidakis.png
Minister of Development and Competitiveness
In office
25 June 2013 – 10 June 2014
Prime MinisterAntonis Samaras
Preceded byHimself (Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks)
Succeeded byNikos Dendias
Minister of Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks
In office
20 June 2012 – 25 June 2013
Prime MinisterAntonis Samaras
Preceded byYannis Stournaras (Development, Competitiveness and Shipping)
Simos Simopoulos (Infrastructure, Transport and Networks)
Succeeded byHimself (Development and Competitiveness)
Michalis Chrisochoidis (Infrastructure, Transport and Networks)
Vice President of New Democracy
Assumed office
18 January 2016
Serving with Adonis Georgiadis
PresidentKyriakos Mitsotakis
Personal details
Born (1965-04-20) 20 April 1965 (age 54)
Rethymno, Greece
Political partyNew Democracy

He is a lawyer in Athens.

He was elected President of the Youth Organization of New Democracy (1992-1994)

He was elected as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for New Democracy (part of the European People's Party) in the European elections of 1994, 1999 and 2004.

In the 2007 Greek legislative election he was elected to the Greek Parliament for an Athens constituency, and consequently resigned from the European Parliament.

He served as Minister for Transport and Communications from 2007 to 2009 and then as Minister for Development in 2009.

On 15 December 2010, when leaving parliament during the Greek general strike, he was ambushed by protesters angry with his role in precipitating the 2010 debt crisis[3] leaving him with blood pouring from his head after being chased and beaten by dozens of protesters.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Per Constituency (electoral district)".
  2. ^ Petrakis, Maria (7 March 2009). "Marfin Invest's Offer for Olympic Airlines Accepted by Greece". Bloomberg L.P. Archived from the original on 30 September 2010.
  3. ^ "Clashes as Greece gripped by fresh strike". BBC News. 15 December 2010.
  4. ^ Squires, Nick (15 December 2010). "Former Greek minister attacked by mob as riots break out in Greece". The Daily Telegraph. London.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Michalis Liapis
Minister of Transport and Communications
2007–2009
Succeeded by
Evripidis Stylianidis
Preceded by
Christos Folias
Minister of Development
2009
Position abolished
Preceded by
Yannis Stournaras
as Minister of Development, Competitiveness and Shipping
Minister of Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks
2012–2013
Succeeded by
Himself
as Minister of Development and Competitiveness
Preceded by
Simos Simopoulos
as Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks
Succeeded by
Michalis Chrisochoidis
as Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks
Preceded by
Himself
as Minister of Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks
Minister of Development and Competitiveness
2013–2014
Succeeded by
Nikos Dendias