Athanasios Konstantinou

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Athanasios Konstantinou
Member of the European Parliament
for Greece
Assumed office
2 July 2019
Personal details
Born18 July 1959
Athens, Kingdom of Greece
NationalityGreek citizenship
Political partyIndependent
(formerly Golden Dawn)
Alma materHellenic Army Corps Officers Military Academy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
OccupationRetired air force officer
ProfessionPhysician

Athanasios Konstantinou (Greek: Αθανάσιος Κωνσταντίνου, born 18 July 1959 at Athens) is a Greek politician, physician, and retired general officer currently serving as a Member of the European Parliament. He was originally elected as a member of Golden Dawn, but is now an independent politician.[1][citation needed]

Konstantinou is a graduate of the Corps Officers Military Academy (Greek: Στρατιωτική Σχολή Αξιωματικών Σωμάτων), which educates Hellenic Army officers in the Legal, Medical, Finance, Aviation and Auditing Corps (see Hellenic Military Academy: Overview); and the Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.[citation needed]

As a physician, Konstantinou specialised in the pathology the central nervous and reproductive, systems, molecular pathology, and toxicology in Germany and Austria. Konstantinou speaks English and German, in addition to his native Greek. He retired from the Hellenic Air Force with the rank of taxiarchos,[citation needed] equivalent to a brigadier general or air commodore.

On 15 September 2022, he was one of 16 MEPs who voted against condemning President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua for human rights violations, in particular the arrest of Bishop Rolando Álvarez. [2][3]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athanasios KONSTANTINOU". European Parliament. Retrieved 15 July 2021.
  2. ^ "European Parliament condemns growing repression of Catholic Church in Nicaragua, calls for release of bishop".
  3. ^ "Nicaragua, in particular the arrest of the bishop Rolando Álvarez" (PDF).