former MP, PASOK, Korinthia
He was born in Velo, Korinthia, in 1957. He is married to Maria Gargali and they have a daughter and a son.
- December 2011 – March 2012: Spokesman of PASOK
- June 2011 – November 2011: Minister of National Defense
- October 2009 – June 2011: Alternate Minister of National Defense
- 2009 Elections: MP with PASOK in Korinthia
- September 2007 – October 2009: Member of the Committee of Foreign Affairs and Member of the Committee of European Affairs of the Hellenic Parliament
- 2007 Elections: MP with PASOK in Korinthia
- 2004-2007: Vice-chairman of the Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee, Member of the Committee of Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament, Member of the Euro-Mediterranean Parliament Assembly and Substitute of the Committee of the International Trade
- 2004: MEP (PASOK)
- From February 1999 till the elections of March 2004 he was the Director of the Information Service and Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- From 1992 to 1996 he served in the Hellenic Permanent Delegation in the European Union, Brussels.
- In 1987 he entered the Diplomatic Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- In 1985 he was admitted in the National School of Public Administration-Diplomatic Department.
- Studies in the Faculty of Law, National Kapodistrian University of Athens
- Postgraduate studies in Paris (University of Sorbonne) in International Law and International Relations with a scholarship from the Onassis Foundation (1982-1985)
- English, French, Spanish