Ioannis Varvitsiotis

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Ioannis Varvitsiotis
Minister of the National Defence
In office
11 April 1990 – 13 October 1993
Prime MinisterKonstantinos Mitsotakis
Preceded byTheodoros Degiannis
Succeeded byGerasimos Arsenis
In office
2 July 1989 – 12 October 1989
Prime MinisterTzannis Tzannetakis
Preceded byIoannis Charalambopoulos
Succeeded byTheodoros Degiannis
Personal details
Born (1933-08-02) 2 August 1933 (age 86)
Athens, Greece
Political partyNew Democracy
Alma materUniversity of Athens
University of Freiburg

Ioannis Varvitsiotis (Greek: Ιωάννης Βαρβιτσιώτης) (b. 2 August 1933 in Athens[1]) is a Greek politician and a former government minister of Greece. He was a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for New Democracy[2] from 2004–2009, part of the European People's Party. He was defense minister of Greece[3] from 2 July 1989 till 7 October 1989 and from 11 April 1990 till 13 October 1993. He was member of the Hellenic Parliament from 1974 until 2004.


  1. ^ "VARVITSIOTIS, Ioannis". EPP Group in the European Parliament. EPP Group. Archived from the original on 28 July 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2010.
  2. ^ Διαχωρισμό του Κράτους από την Εκκλησία ζητά ο Ιωάννης Βαρβιτσιώτης. (in Greek). 8 February 2005. Retrieved 30 September 2010.
  3. ^ "Greece to Investigate Plan for Guerrilla War". New York Times. November 21, 1990. Retrieved 30 September 2010.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ioannis Charalambopoulos
Minister for National Defence
Succeeded by
Theodoros Degiannis
Preceded by
Theodoros Degiannis
Minister for National Defence
Succeeded by
Gerasimos Arsenis