Kostis Chatzidakis

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Kostis Chatzidakis
Κωστής Χατζηδάκης
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Minister of Development and Competitiveness
In office
25 June 2013 – 10 June 2014
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras
Succeeded by Nikos Dendias
Minister of Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks
In office
20 June 2012 – 25 June 2013
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras
Personal details
Born (1965-04-20) 20 April 1965 (age 49)
Rethymno, Greece
Political party New Democracy

Konstantinos (Kostis) Chatzidakis[1] (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος (Κωστής) Χατζηδάκης; born 20 April 1965 in Rethymno) is a Greek politician from the New Democracy party.[2]

He was elected a Member of the European Parliament for New Democracy (part of the European People's Party) in the European elections of 1994, 1999 and 2004.

In the 2007 Greek legislative election he was elected to the Greek Parliament for an Athens constituency, and consequently resigned from the European Parliament.

He served as Minister for Transport and Communications from 2007 to 2009 and then as Minister for Development in 2009.

On 15 December 2010, when leaving parliament during the Greek general strike, he was ambushed by protesters angry with his role in precipitating the 2010 debt crisis[3] leaving him with blood pouring from his head after being chased and beaten by dozens of protesters.[4]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Michalis Liapis
Minister for Transport and Communications
2007–2009
Succeeded by
Evripidis Stylianidis
Preceded by
Christos Folias
Minister for Development
2009
Position abolished
Preceded by
Yannis Stournaras
as Minister for Development, Competitiveness and Shipping
Minister for Development, Competitiveness,
Infrastructure, Transport and Networks

2012–2013
Succeeded by
Himself
as Minister for Development and Competitiveness
Preceded by
Simos Simopoulos
as Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Networks
Succeeded by
Michalis Chrisochoidis
as Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Networks
Preceded by
Himself
as Minister for Development, Competitiveness,
Infrastructure, Transport and Networks
Minister for Development and Competitiveness
2013–2014
Succeeded by
Nikos Dendias