Kostas Hatzidakis is currently the Minister of Development and Infrastructure. He has served as Minister of Transport and Communications (2007-2009) and Minister of Development (2009).
Mr. Hatzidakis was born in Rethymno, Crete, in 1965. As a student he was elected General Secretary of DAP-NDFK and later President of ONNED. From 1994 to 2007 he was elected three times as a Member of the European Parliament with the New Democracy Party. He studied Law at the University of Athens and continued his studies at the University of Kent, where he obtained a Master's Degree in Communication and Image Studies. He is a lawyer in Athens and speaks English and French.