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Christos Spirtzis

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Prime Minister  Alexis Tsipras
Name  Christos Spirtzis
Political party  Independent
Role  Greek Politician
Spouse(s)  Dimitra Foufri
Party  Independent politician
Profession  Electrical engineer

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Children  two (Panagiotis, Kallia)
Alma mater  Democritus University of Thrace
Education  Democritus University of Thrace

Christos Spirtzis (Greek: Χρήστος Σπίρτζης; born 1969 in Athens) is a Greek engineer and center-left independent politician. Since 28 January 2015 he has been the Alternate Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks in the government of Alexis Tsipras.

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Early life and education

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Born 1969 in Athens and raised in the nearby Ampelokipoi, Spirtzis studied Electrical engineering at the Democritus University of Thrace.

Professional career

In 1999 he was appointed a member of the Economic and Social Committee of Greece, a post he would hold until 2008. One year later, in 2000, Spirtzis was elected to the executive committee of the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE). In 2007, he became vice president responsible for energy, development, employment, insurance, licensing, publications, ethics in representation, and the databank. In September 2010, he was promoted to the post of the president of the chamber. Presiding over the Democratic Coalition of Technicians (Δημοκρατικής Συμπαράταξης Μηχανικών), he was re-elected as president of TEE in 2013. He also chairs the Hellenic National Committee at the World Energy Council.

Political career

Spirtzis, who has been described as a "child" of social-democratic PASOK, however wasn't hesitant to clash with his party, especially in strongly opposing the Memorandum. After the January 2015 legislative election, Spirtzis was appointed Alternate Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks by the Syriza-led government of Alexis Tsipras. He was sworn in on 28 January 2015, one day later than most ministers, as the Council of State had to approve the merging of ministries first. Announcing that the government would stop the privatization of fourteen regional airports, he said: "The central position of the government is to stop the privatizations of infrastructure which serve and can help the development of the country."

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Christos Spirtzis Wikipedia


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