Panos Panagiotopoulos

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Panos Panagiotopoulos
Πάνος Παναγιωτόπουλος
Minister for Culture and Sport
In office
25 June 2013 – 10 June 2014
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras
Preceded by Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos (Education, Religious Affairs, Culture and Sport)
Succeeded by Konstantinos Tasoulas
Minister for National Defence
In office
21 June 2012 – 25 June 2013
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras
Preceded by Frangoulis Frangos
Succeeded by Dimitris Avramopoulos
Minister for Employment and Social Protection
In office
10 March 2004 – 15 February 2006
Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis
Preceded by Dimitris Reppas
Succeeded by Savvas Tsitouridis
Personal details
Born (1957-12-11) 11 December 1957 (age 59)
Athens, Greece
Political party New Democracy
Spouse(s) Maouzi Tsaldari
Children 1
Alma mater University of Athens
Paris 8 University

Panos Panagiotopoulos (Greek: Πάνος Παναγιωτόπουλος; born 11 December 1957) is a Greek politician from the New Democracy who was Minister for Culture and Sport from June 2013 to June 2014, having previously been Minister for Defence from June 2012 to June 2013.

Panagiotopoulos was a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from 1999 to 2009. He was the spokesman for the Hellenic Government (2007) as well as for New Democracy party (November 2009 - January 2011). In the past he has served as the Minister of Employment and Social Protection in Kostas Karamanlis's 2004 cabinet.


Panagiotopoulos was born in Athens in 1957. He originated from Arcadia and Evrytania. He served his military service in the Hellenic Air Force[1] from 1978 to 1980. He studied civil engineering in National Technical University of Athens and law in National and Kapodistrian University of Athens as well as in University of Vincennes in Saint-Denis. He is also a graduate of the French Institute of Athens (fr). He currently resides in Athens. He is fluent in English and French.He was married to Maouzi Tsaldari and he has a son.[2]


  1. ^ "Minister". Ministry of Defense. 23 June 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Πάνος Παναγιωτόπουλος". Ελευθεροτυπία. 14 February 2006. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Frangoulis Frangos
Minister for National Defence
Succeeded by
Dimitris Avramopoulos