Kostis Hatzidakis

Konstantinos (Kostis) Hatzidakis (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος (Κωστής) Χατζηδάκης; born 20 April 1965 in Rethymno) is a Greek politician from the New Democracy party. He currently serves as the Minister for the Environment and Energy in the Cabinet of Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Kostis Hatzidakis
Κωστής Χατζηδάκης
Kostis Hatzidakis.png
Minister for the Environment and Energy
Assumed office
9 July 2019
Prime MinisterKyriakos Mitsotakis
Preceded byGiorgos Stathakis
Minister for 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 for Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks
In office
21 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
ProfessionLawyer

He was elected President of the Youth Organisation of New Democracy (ONNED), serving from 1992 to 1994. He was elected as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for New Democracy in the European elections of 1994, 1999 and 2004.

In the 2007 Greek legislative election, he was elected to the Hellenic Parliament for the Athens B 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, he was ambushed by violent rioters during a general strike at the height of the Greek government-debt crisis, leaving him with blood pouring from his head after being chased and beaten.[1][2]


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Clashes as Greece gripped by fresh strike". BBC News. 15 December 2010.
  2. ^ 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 for Transport and Communications
2007–2009
Succeeded by
Evripidis Stylianidis
Preceded by
Christos Folias
Minister for Development
2009
Succeeded by
Louka Katseli
as Minister for the Economy, Competitiveness and Shipping
Preceded by
Yannis Stournaras
as Minister for Development, Competitiveness and Shipping
Minister for Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks
2012–2013
Succeeded by
Himself
as Minister for Development and Competitiveness
Preceded by
Simos Simopoulos
as Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Networks
Succeeded by
Michalis Chrisochoidis
as Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Networks
Preceded by
Himself
as Minister for Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks
Minister for Development and Competitiveness
2013–2014
Succeeded by
Nikos Dendias
Preceded by
Giorgos Stathakis
Minister for the Environment and Energy
2019–present
Incumbent