Ministry of Finance
of the Hellenic Republic
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Hellenic Republic
Evangelos Venizelos was born in Thessaloniki on 1.1.1957. He is married to Lila Bakatselou and has a daughter, Elvina.
He is a University Professor of Constitutional Law at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He was elected MP (PASOK) in Thessaloniki (A) Constituency in the general election of 1993, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2007. He was a member of the Constitutional Revision Committee and the general "raporteur" on behalf of the parliamentary majority in the last Constitutional Revision of the year 2001.
Since 1993 he has served as Minister under the Andreas Papandreou and Kostas Simitis PASOK governments. In particular, he has served the following terms:
He has published many academic studies and legal textbooks, as well as books dealing with the political issues surrounding the role of mass media in modern democracies, role of government institutions, European affairs, Greek foreign policy, culture and development policy in 21st Century, etc. His studies have been published in most academic journals and numerous articles in the national and, also, international press.
Evangelos Venizelos was member of the Central Council of Students Union of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1977) and the National Council of Students' Unions (1975).
Law Faculty, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
Postgraduate Studies at the University of Paris II, France.
Honorary PhD from La Trobe University Melbourne, Australia