Born in 1955. Platanorema Kozanis. Professor, University of Piraeus, Department of International and European Studies. Jean Monnet Chairholder, 2002-2004. Vice-Rector of the University of Piraeus, 2002-2004. Post-Graduate Studies, Faculty of Law, University of Tübingen, in European Community Law, Public International Law and International Relations. Doctorate (Dr. jur.), Faculty of Law, University of Tübingen. Degree in Law, Faculty of Law and Economic Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Fellow of Centre of International and European Economic Law. Responsible for editing the “Revue Hellénique de Droit Européen”, 1982-1989. Deputy Minister for National Economy (1990) and for Foreign Affairs (1990-1993). Member of the Greek Parliament, 1989-1996. Author of a large number of works on European and International Affairs with a rich experience in teaching and research. MEP since 2004.