Konstantinos Tasoulas

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Konstantinos Tasoulas, 2019

Konstantinos Tasoulas ( Greek : Κωνσταντίνος Τασούλας ; born July 17, 1959 in Ioannina ) is a Greek lawyer and politician of the Nea Dimokratia (ND), who was Minister of Culture from 2014 to 2015.


After attending school, Tasoulas completed a law degree at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and took up a position as a lawyer after completing his studies. In 1981 he became the private secretary of Evangelos Averoff , who was chairman of the Nea Dimokratia between 1981 and 1984. He then worked from 1988 to 1989 with financial support from the British Council in a Solicitors firm in London and then from 1989 to 1990 as an advisor to the Ministries for National Economy, Trade and Agriculture.

Tasoulas began his political career in local politics when he was elected to the Kifisia Municipal Council in 1990 . At the same time he was chairman of the organization for export promotion from October 1990 to September 1993 and at times also an employee of the business journal Viomichaniki Epitheorisi (Βιομηχανική Επιθεώρηση) and wrote numerous articles for various specialist journals. In 1994 he became mayor of Kifisia and held this office until 1998.

In the election of April 8, 2000 , he was elected as a candidate for the Nea Dimokratia for the first time member of parliament (Vouli ton Ellinon Βουλή των Ελλήνων) and has been a member of this since then as a representative of the constituency Ionnina . During his parliamentary membership he was a member of the Standing Committee on Public Administration, Social Order and Justice. In addition, he was in the party leadership of the ND responsible for matters of the civil service, the union for employees of the civil service, illegal immigration, special forces and border authorities as well as for tourism matters.

In September 2007, Tasoulas was appointed Deputy Minister for National Defense by Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis . As such, until October 2009 he was one of the closest collaborators of the then Minister for National Defense Vangelis Meimarakis . He then served as general secretary of the faction of the ND, before 24 July 2012 by Athanasios Bouras was replaced.

On June 10, 2014, Prime Minister Andonis Samaras appointed him Minister of Culture in his cabinet , of which he was a member until January 25, 2015. He became the successor to Panagiotis Panagiotopoulos , who was dismissed as minister after the poor performance of the Nea Dimokratia in the 2014 European elections .

Tasoulas is currently a member of the Parliament's Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense, the Committee on Disarmament Programs and Treaties, and the Special Standing Committee on Parliamentary Ethics.

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  1. ↑ List of ministers in the Samaras cabinet 2012–2015 (Greek)