Stavros Kalafatis is the Deputy Minister of Interior Responsible for Macedonia – Thrace. He also served as Deputy Minister of Development (2007 - 2009), Minister of Macedonia – Thrace (2009), Alternate Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change (2012-2014). He’s been a member of the Greek Parliament since 2003. He’s been reelected as a member of the Parliament in 2004, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2015 and 2019.
His political carrier started in 1998 when he was elected into the Municipal Council of Thessaloniki and sworn in as Deputy Mayor responsible for the Environment and the Green Belt in 1999. He served as special advisor of Communications and Public/International Relations to the Municipal Council of Thessaloniki (2000-December 2002).
He was born in Thessaloniki in 1965. He’s an Attorney at Law. He studied Law at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and continued his education receiving an MA in International Studies from the same institution in 1991. In 1994, he took a second MA from the University of Maryland, USA, in Sports Management. He worked as a Communications Manager for “Macedonia”, one of the most popular newspapers in Greece. He was a Management and Communications Consultant of the soccer team PAOK. He also taught sports management at private colleges. He’s married to Vicky Moisiadou with whom he has a daughter and a son.