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Dimitris Avramopoulos
European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs & Citizenship (2014-2019), Greece

Dimitris Avramopoulos was the European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship from 2014 till 2019. Before becoming European Commissioner, Mr. Avramopoulos was Minister of National Defence of Greece (two terms), Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Tourism Development, Minister of Health and Social Solidarity and Mayor of Athens (two terms). He was elected Member of the Parliament several times with the “New Democracy” party (1993, 2004, 2007, 2009 and 2012).

Mr. Avramopoulos graduated from University of Athens at the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences and earned his maîtrise (master’s degree) at the Institute of European Studies - Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). He is Honorary Professor of:

  • Peking University (Beijing)
  • And European College of Parma (Italy). 

He is also Honorary Doctor of: 

  • ADELPHI University (New York), 
  • DREXEL University (Philadelphia), 
  • KINGSTON University and 
  • DEREE College (Athens).

Mr. Avramopoulos has been bestowed awards and state decorations from many countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Vatican, Venezuela, Yugoslavia and Lebanon.