Andreas Andrianopoulos

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Greek politician

Andreas Andrianopoulos was Mayor of Piraeus, and Former Greek Minister of Culture when he attended the 1988 Bilderberg.


He was born in 1946 in Piraeus. He studied Political Science in Athens and Comparative Politics, Development and International Relations at Kent and Cambridge Universities in England and University of Oslo, Norway. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Leadership and Administration from the Kennedy School of Management at Harvard University and holds two doctoral degrees.

His politcal positions are liberal. He is considered, along with fellow Bilderberger Stefanos Manos, the main spokesman for the liberal tradition in Greece.

Political career

His political career began shortly after joining the party New Democracy where he remained for many years. He has served as Minister of State and Undersecretary of State for New Democracy several times:

  • State Secretary for Social Services (1976)
  • Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs (1977)
  • Minister of Culture and Science (1980)
  • Minister of Commerce (1989)
  • Minister for Industry, Energy, Technology and Trade (August 1991)
  • Minister of State (August 1992)

He was elected to Piraeus as a Member of Parliament seven times, and in 1986 he was elected Mayor of Piraeus, where he remained until 1989.

In 1999, during the NATO bombings in Serbia, he attacked Greek media and journalists as "carriers" of Serbian propaganda, causing a rift with Greek media and television. Prior to the 2004 parliamentary elections, he was elected to parliament as an independent.

His was dismissed from his seat on 12 October 2006 by the Supreme Special Court, in accordance with the provisions on incompatibility with Parliament, as he was doing business (working as a head of an international expert group) advising Russian Russian government on Competition and Market Liberalization).


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/19883 June 19885 June 1988Austria
The 36th meeting, 114 participants
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