Evangelos Venizelos


Evangelos Venizelos was born in Thessaloniki, Decentralized Administration of Macedonia and Thrace, Greece on January 1st, 1957 and is the Politician. At the age of 67, Evangelos Venizelos biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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January 1, 1957
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Thessaloniki, Decentralized Administration of Macedonia and Thrace, Greece
67 years old
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Diplomat, Lawyer, Politician, University Teacher
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University of ThessalonikiPanthéon-Assas University
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Vasiliki Bakatselou
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Evangelos Venizelos Life

Evangelos Venizelos (born 1 January 1957) is a Greek politician who served as Deputy Prime Minister of Greece and Minister for Foreign Affairs from 25 June 2013 to January 2015.

From 17 June 2011 to 21 March 2012, he served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance of Greece.

He is a member of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) for the first electoral district of Thessaloniki. He is a Professor of Constitutional Law at the Law School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Venizelos was elected unopposed to replace George Papandreou as the party's president and leader in the May 2012 general election as well as the June 2012 general election.

Early life and education

Evangelos Venizelos was born in Thessaloniki on January 1stylos Venizelos. Eleftherios Venizelos, one of his famous namesakes, is unrelated to him. He is married to Lila A. Bakatselou and has a child. He attended undergraduate studies at Panthéon-Assas University in Thessaloniki from 1974 to 1978, and then on to postgraduate studies at Panthéon-Assas University in France. He earned his PhD in Law from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1980.

He speaks both French and English, in addition to his mother tongue, the Greek.


Evangelos Venizelos Career

Early career

Venizelos is the author of a number of books, monographs and papers, including most recently Agenda 16 (Greek: Ατζέντα 16) in 2007, a collection of writings about the future of the university system in Greece, including some articles previously published on the web. Other writings have dealt with current political issues and the media, foreign policy, and developmental policy. His recent works focus more on political theory and cultural issues. He strongly opposes the clash of civilizations theory, and has written extensively about the Greek "civilization of civilizations" (Venizelos, 2001).

Political career

As a student, Venizelos served on the Central Council of the Student Union of the University of Thessaloniki (FEAPT) in 1977, and the National Student Union of Greece (EFEE) in 1975.

Venizelos was elected as a PASOK MP in the Thessaloniki A constituency in the general elections of 1993, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2007 and 2009. He has been a member of the parliamentary committee for the Revision of the Constitution, on which he was spokesman for the majority party in the parliaments elected in 1993, 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2007. He was also a member of the Standing Committees on National Defence and Foreign Affairs, on Public Administration, Public Order and Justice and on European Affairs.

In parliament, Venizelos currently serves on the Special Permanent Committee on Institutions and Transparency and on the Special Permanent Committee on monitoring the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights.

In addition to his role in parliament, Venizelos has been serving as member of the Greek delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe since 2016. A member of the Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group, he serves on the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights; its Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights; the Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs; and Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights.

He has been a member of the PASOK Central Committee since 1990. In the past he was a member of the PASOK Executive Bureau.

Venizelos has held the following government posts:

After the legislative elections of 2007, in which PASOK was soundly defeated, Venizelos announced his candidacy for the leadership of the party. In the leadership election, held on 11 November 2007, Venizelos was defeated by incumbent party leader George Papandreou, receiving 38.18% of the vote against 55.91% for Papandreou.

When named by Papandreou to the finance and deputy PM positions in June 2011, Venizelos said "'I am leaving defense today to go to the real battle' to reduce Europe’s biggest debt load – almost 1 1/2 times the size of its economy." David Marsh of London and Oxford Capital Markets in MarketWatch wrote that both "German parliamentarians who voted solidly earlier this month to involve private-sector creditors in the next bail-out package", which Angela Merkel has now dropped as a precondition, and "Greece’s politicians and people, who must bow to further austerity as the price for fresh external support", were central as "the stage now shifts to further players in the theatre of Greek affairs." And "[n]obody knows whether the burly new Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos will put in a starring role or turn out merely as a transitory figure."

On 1 June 2019 Venizelos left PASOK and KINAL in protest against the political line of the new leader Fofi Gennimata.


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