Ministry of Finance (Greece)

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Ministry of Finance of the Hellenic Republic
Υπουργείο Οικονομικών Ελλάδας
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Incumbent
Euclid Tsakalotos

since 23 September 2015
Appointer Prime Minister of Greece
Inaugural holder Adamantios Androutsopoulos
Formation 21 April 1967
Website Ministry of Finance's Office
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The Ministry of Finance (Greek: Υπουργείο Οικονομικών) is the government department responsible for Greece's public finances. The incumbent minister, since 23 September 2015, is Euclid Tsakalotos of Syriza.

Organisation[edit]

  • Minister of Finance: Euclid Tsakalotos
    • Alternate Minister of Finance: Tryfon Alexiadis
    • Alternate Minister of Finance: George Chouliarakis
      • Secretary General of Information Systems and Administrative Support: Petros Triarchis
      • Secretary General of Economic Policy: Eleni Papadopoulou
      • Secretary General of Fiscal Policy: Fragkiskos Koutentakis
      • Secretary General of Public Revenue: George Pitsilis
      • Secretary General of Public Property: Nikolaos Matzakos
      • Special Secretary for the Financial and Economic Crime Unit (SDOE): Konstantinos Christou
      • Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers (SOE): George Chouliarakis

Source: [1][2]

Minister's role[edit]

According to Article 73 of the Constitution of Greece, any bills relating to pensions must be submitted by the Minister of Finance. According to Article 75 of the Constitution, any bill relating to expenditure or a reduction in revenue must not be introduced unless accompanied by a special report on the bill, signed by the Minister of Finance. Finally, according to Article 79 of the Constitution, the Minister of Finance must bring the budget before the Hellenic Parliament at least one month before the start of the fiscal year, for it to be voted on.[3]

Lists of Ministers[edit]

List of Ministers of Finance (1967–2000)[edit]

Photo Name Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Adamantios Androutsopoulos 21 April 1967 25 August 1971 Greek military junta
Ioannis Koulis 25 August 1971 23 November 1973 Greek military junta
Yagos Pesmazoglou 26 July 1974 9 October 1974 National Unity Government
Nikolaos Fotias 9 October 1974 21 November 1974 National Unity Government
Evangelos Devletoglou 21 November 1974 28 November 1977 New Democracy
Ioannis Boutos 28 November 1977 10 May 1978 New Democracy
Athanasios Kanellopoulos 10 May 1978 10 May 1980 New Democracy
Miltiadis Evert 10 May 1980 21 October 1981 New Democracy
Manolis Drettakis 21 October 1981 28 June 1982 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Dimitrios Koulourianos 28 June 1982 9 September 1983 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Ioannis Pottakis 9 September 1983 27 March 1984 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Gerassimos Arsenis 27 March 1984 26 July 1985 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Dimitris Tsovolas 26 July 1985 2 July 1989 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Antonis Samaras (PP Congress Bonn 2012).jpg Antonis Samaras 2 July 1989 12 October 1989 New Democracy Coalition Government
Georgios Agapitos 12 October 1989 23 November 1989 Caretaker Government
Georgios Souflias 23 November 1989 13 February 1990 New Democracy National Unity Government
Georgios Agapitos 13 February 1990 11 April 1990 National Unity Government
Ioannis Paleokrassas 11 April 1990 7 August 1992 New Democracy
Stefanos Manos.jpg Stefanos Manos 7 August 1992 13 October 1993 New Democracy
Georgios Gennimatas 13 October 1993 25 February 1994 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Alekos Papadopoulos (el) 25 February 1994 25 September 1996 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
PapantoniouYiannos20020408a.jpg Yiannos Papantoniou 25 September 1996 13 April 2000 Panhellenic Socialist Movement

List of Ministers of Economy and Finance (2000–2009)[edit]

Photo Name Took Office Left Office Party Notes
PapantoniouYiannos20020408a.jpg Yiannos Papantoniou 13 April 2000 24 October 2001 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Nikos Christodoulakis 24 October 2001 10 March 2004 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
GAlogoskoufis Nov06.JPG Georgios Alogoskoufis 10 March 2004 8 January 2009 New Democracy
Yannis Papathanasiou 8 January 2009 4 October 2009 New Democracy

List of Ministers of Finance (since 2009)[edit]

Photo Name Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Giorgos Papakonstantinou portrait crop.jpg Giorgos Papakonstantinou 7 October 2009 17 June 2011 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Evangelos Venizelos 2014 (cropped).jpg Evangelos Venizelos 17 June 2011 21 March 2012 Panhellenic Socialist Movement Concurrently Deputy Prime Minister of Greece. Resigned after election to the leadership of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Filippos Sachinidis.jpg Philippos Sachinidis 21 March 2012 17 May 2012 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Georgios Zanias 17 May 2012 5 July 2012 Independent Caretaker Cabinet
Yannis Stournaras.jpg Yiannis Stournaras 5 July 2012 10 June 2014 Independent
Hardouvelis NERIT.jpg Gikas Hardouvelis 10 June 2014 27 January 2015 Independent
Yanis-Varoufakis-Berlin-2015-02-05.jpg Yanis Varoufakis 27 January 2015 6 July 2015 Syriza
Euclid Tsakalotos 2015.jpg Euclid Tsakalotos 6 July 2015 28 August 2015 Syriza
Giorgos Houliarakis cropped.jpg Giorgos Houliarakis 28 August 2015 23 September 2015 Independent Caretaker Cabinet
Euclid Tsakalotos 2015.jpg Euclid Tsakalotos 23 September 2015 Incumbent Syriza

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "General Special Secretaries". Ministry of Finance. Retrieved 1 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Organisation Chart". Ministry of Finance. Retrieved 1 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "The Constitution of Greece". Centre for European Constitutional Law. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 

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