STAVROS KONTONIS - Curriculum Vitae
He was born in Zakynthos in 1963.
He graduated from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens.
During his studies at Law School he was elected twice as president of the Law Student Union.
He has been a member of the University Senate and the University Asylum Committee as a representative of the National Student Union of Greece.
At the same time, he was an active member of the Central Council Office of the Hellenic Youth “Rigas Fereos”.
In June 2012, he was elected a MP (Zakynthos region)
During his MP duties 2012-2015 he participated in the:
- Continuous Committee of Public Administration, Law Order & Justice
- Internal Affairs Subcommittee
- European Issues Committee
- Special Observatory Committee “European Court of Human Rights” decisions.
He was also a representative of Syriza political party at the Special Preliminary Investigation Committee of the Lagarde list (HSBC list of money laundry scandal in Greece)
Since 2012 he is a member of the Central Committee of Syriza.
Since January 2015 he held the Office of Deputy Minister of Culture, Education and Religion (with responsibility in Sports)
In September 2015 he was appointed as Deputy Minister of Culture and Sports.
Since November 2016 he is Minister of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights