1938: Born in Eleusis Born in Eleusis on August 17, 1938. A graduate of the Varvakeion High School of Athens.
1963: Graduates from the University of Athens, majoring in Law and Economics. Graduates from the University of Athens, majoring in Law and Economics. Receives a scholarship granted by the French Government and in 1973 he is declared Doctor of Economic Sciences of the University of Paris 1 (Pantheon, Sorbonne).
1968-69: Appointed Instructor and Researcher at the University of Paris 1 (Pantheon-Sorbonne).
Director of the Economic Development Institute, University of Paris 1. He is actively involved in the struggle against the dictatorship (1967-1974). In 1968 the junta deprived him of his Greek nationality.
1973: Doctor of EconomicSciences, University of Paris 1. From 1969 to 1978 he worked at the above mentioned University as an Appointed instructor and Researcher in issues of economic development, programming and land use. He has also been director of the Economic Development Institute of the same University.
1981: MP for Attica In 1981 he is elected for the first time MP with the Panhellenic Socialist Party (PASOK), a status which he has held continuously up to this date.
1982-84: Under-Secretary for Commerce He was Deputy Minister of Trade from July 1982 to January 1984, at which time he assumed duties as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs on European Community issues up to 1985.
1984-85: Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs< In July 1985 he is appointed Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, remaining in office until the elections of 1989.
1985- 89: Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs In the period from 1989 to 1993 he is appointed Representative of the Hellenic Parliament at the Council of Europe.
1989-93: Representative of the Hellenic Parliament at the Council of Europe
1993-94: Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
1994: Minister of Transport and Communications
1996-1999: Minister of Foreign Affairs In October 1993 he is again appointed Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, remaining in office until July 1994, at which time he assumes duties as Minister of Transport and Communications.
In January 1996 he is appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs.
2000: Minister of Culture. In April 2000 he is appointed Minister of Culture.
He is married and father of two children.
Olive Tree Routes
Greece You Will Want To Stay Forever
Greece Does Have a Winter
The Restoration of the Acropolis
Conference on the Future of Europe
The return of the Parthenon Marbles
Archaeological Museums & Collections in Greece
Intangible Cultural Heritage
Archaeological Resources Fund