|Member of the Hellenic Parliament|
September 25, 1996
|Minister for the Interior|
March 10, 2004 – September 11, 2009
July 10, 1950 |
|Political party||New Democeacy|
|Alma mater||Panthéon-Assas University|
Prokopis K. Pavlopoulos (also known as Prokopios; Greek: Προκόπης Παυλόπουλος; born 10 July 1950 in Kalamata) is a Greek lawyer, university professor and politician. In 2004-2009 he was Minister for the Interior (as Minister for the Interior, Public Administration and Decentralisation from 2004 to 2007 and Minister for the Interior and Public Order since 2007).
Pavlopoulos studied at and was an adjunct faculty member at the Panthéon-Assas University in 1986. He was elected Lecturer at the University of Athens in 1980, and he was promoted to Reader in 1981. In 1983 he became Assistant Professor and he was promoted to Associate Professor in 1986. In 1989, he was elected (Full) Professor of Administrative Law.
Pavlopoulos was secretary to Greek President Michail Stasinopoulos in 1974. From November 1989 to April 1990, he served as alternate Minister for the Presidency and government spokesman in the all-party government headed by Xenophon Zolotas. He served as legal adviser to President Konstantinos Karamanlis from 1990 to 1995, and political advisor to Miltiadis Evert, then chairman of New Democracy, from September 1995. He was elected as a State MP for the New Democracy party in the 1996 parliamentary election, and in the 2000 parliamentary election he was elected as an MP for the Athens A constituency. He was appointed as New Democracy's Press and Information Spokesman by Evert on 20 April 1996; he subsequently became its Parliamentary Spokesman on 14 April 2000. Following the March 2004 legislative election, which was won by New Democracy, Pavlopoulos became Minister for the Interior, Public Administration and Decentralisation in the new government of Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis on 10 March 2004. In the government appointed following New Democracy's victory in the September 2007 parliamentary election, the Interior Ministry was merged with the Ministry of Public Order, and Pavlopoulous became Minister of the Interior and Public Order.
He is a member of the Central Committee of New Democracy, and on 29 July 2004 he was designated as a member of the party's Political Council as one of seven MP candidates; no vote was necessary because there were only seven MP seats available on the Council.
Pavlopoulos's father was philology professor, Vasilis Pavlopoulos from Kalamata.
Pavlopoulos is married to Vlassia Pavlopoulou-Peltsemi and together they have 3 children: 2 daughters and 1 son.
- Biography on Greek Parliament website
- Oberlé, Thierry (11 December 2008). "Pavlopoulos, un ministre de l'Intérieur dans la tourmente". Le Figaro (in French).
- CV at the website of the Greek embassy in France (French).
- "New interior minister says 'state to be re-established with spirit of unity'", Athens News Agency (hri.org), March 11, 2004.
- "New faces and trusted aides are unveiled in Karamanlis’s Cabinet", ANA (ekathimerini.com), September 19, 2007.
- "New Democracy elects party secretary, Political Council; PM addresses Central Committee", Athens News Agency, July 30, 2004.
|Minister for the Interior