Dimitris Avramopoulos

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Dimitris Avramopoulos (Greek: Δημήτρης Αβραμόπουλος; born 6 June 1953) is a Greek politician of the conservative New Democracy party, and former career diplomat. He has served in various high-level cabinet posts, including Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for National Defence, and was Mayor of Athens in 1995–2002. He served as EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship in the Juncker Commission between 2014 and 2019.

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Dimitris Avramopoulos
Δημήτρης Αβραμόπουλος
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Avramopoulos in 2015
Member of the Hellenic Parliament
Assumed office
28 May 2023
In office
18 March 2004  31 December 2014
In office
10 October 1993  31 December 1994
European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship
In office
1 November 2014  30 November 2019
PresidentJean-Claude Juncker
Preceded byCecilia Malmström (Home Affairs)
Martine Reicherts (Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship)
Succeeded byYlva Johansson
Deputy Leader of New Democracy
In office
2 July 2010  8 March 2015
Serving with Stavros Dimas
LeaderAntonis Samaras
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byAdonis Georgiadis
Minister for National Defence
In office
25 June 2013  31 October 2014
Prime MinisterAntonis Samaras
Preceded byPanos Panagiotopoulos
Succeeded byNikolaos Dendias
In office
11 November 2011  17 May 2012
Prime MinisterLucas Papademos
Preceded byPanagiotis Beglitis
Succeeded byFrangoulis Frangos
Minister for Foreign Affairs
In office
21 June 2012  25 June 2013
Prime MinisterAntonis Samaras
Preceded byPetros Molyviatis
Succeeded byEvangelos Venizelos
Minister of Health and Social Solidarity
In office
15 February 2007  7 October 2009
Prime MinisterKostas Karamanlis
Preceded byNikitas Kaklamanis
Succeeded byMariliza Xenogiannakopoulou
Minister of Tourism
In office
18 March 2004  15 February 2006
Prime MinisterKostas Karamanlis
Preceded byAkis Tsochatzopoulos (Development)
Succeeded byFani Palli-Petralia
Mayor of Athens
In office
1 January 1995  31 December 2002
Preceded byLeonidas Kouris
Succeeded byDora Bakoyannis
Personal details
Born (1953-06-06) 6 June 1953 (age 70)
Athens, Greece
Political partyNew Democracy
SpouseVivian Spanoudi
Children2
EducationUniversity of Athens
Université libre de Bruxelles
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