|Curriculum Vitae TASOS MITSOPOULOS, Minister of Communications and Works
Tasos Mitsopoulos was born in Larnaca on 30 May, 1965. He is married to Katerina Vati and has a daughter and a son. He studied Law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and has been a professionally involved with the Democratic Rally (DISY). He speaks English and French.
He has served as an MP of the electoral district of Larnaca for the Democratic Rally from 2006 until his assumption of office as Minister in 2013. He has been deputy President of the Parliamentary Committee on Legal Affairs and Parliamentary Representative of the Democratic Rally. He was a member of the Committee of Selection, the Parliamentary Committee on Legal Affairs, the Ad Hoc House Committee on Rules of Procedure and a regular member of the Special House Committee on Declaration and Examination of Financial Interests.
He was also member of the House’s delegation in COSAC (Conference of Parliamentary Committees for Union Affairs of Parliaments of the European Union) and member of the House’s delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean and an advocate on immigration issues.
He was a member of the Democratic Rally’s Youth and the student organization Protoporia (1978-2000) as well as a member of the leadership of the Youth of New Democracy during the period 1988-1990.
He was elected vice president and secretary general of the Youth of the European People’s Party (EPP) (1989-1993) and served as special advisor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece (1989-1993).
He was also director of the office of Demetris Avramopoulos (1993-1995) and advisor of MEP Konstantinos Hatzidakis in the European Parliament (1995-1997).
He served as director of the Office of the President of the Democratic Rally (1997-2005) and as Spokesman of the Democratic Rally (1999-2008).
He was Secretary of Political Planning and Commissioner of European Affairs of DISY and head of the EPP’s Middle East Observatory.
He is a member of the Executive Bureau and the Political Bureau of DISY.
Mr Mitsopoulos assumed office as Minister of Communications and Works on 1 March, 2013.