f.European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs & Citizenship & f. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Greece
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Dimitris Avramopoulos is a Greek politician and diplomat whose career in public service spans four decades. He was the European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship from 2014 until 2019. Previously, Mr. Avramopoulos served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of National Defence (two terms), Minister of Tourism and Minister of Health and Social Solidarity of the Hellenic Republic, also having been elected MP several times. Before, Dimitris Avramopoulos served twice as Mayor of Athens (1995 to 2002). Mr. Avramopoulos is Honorary Doctor of Adelphi University, Drexel University, Kingston University and Deree - The American College of Greece. He is also Honorary Professor of Peking University & the European College of Parma. Mr. Avramopoulos has been bestowed awards and state decorations from more than 20 countries and has been presented with highest distinctions from more than 40 foreign and 40 Greek cities. Dimitris Avramopoulos holds a BA degree in Political Science from the University of Athens and a MA degree in European Studies from the Université libre de Bruxelles. In 2003, he was Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is married to Vivian and is father of two sons, Filippos & Iason.