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Dora Bakoyannis's Biography

Dora Bakoyannis (Greek: Ντόρα Μπακογιάννη, pronounced [ˈdoɾɐ bɐkoˈjɐni]), born Theodora Mitsotaki (Greek: Θεοδώρα Μητσοτάκη; May 6, 1954), is a Greek politician. From 2006 to 2009 she was Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece, the highest position ever held by a woman in the Cabinet of Greece; she was also Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe in 2009. Previously she was the Mayor of Athens from 2003 to 2006, the first female mayor in the city's history, and the first woman to serve as mayor of a city hosting the Olympic Games. She also served as Minister for Culture of Greece from 1992 to 1993. She currently serves as an independent member of the Hellenic Parliament representing unofficially Democratic Alliance, the political party she founded in 2010, having been expelled from the opposition New Democracy party. She rejoined New Democracy on 21 May 2012, ahead of the parliamentary election in June.

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Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and his Greek colleague Dora Bakoyannis in Athens
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and his Greek colleague Dora Bakoyannis in Athens
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  • EU foreign ministers informal meeting launches in Athens

      News Source: Turkish Press | 16 days ago
    EU foreign ministers have gathered in Athens Friday for a two-day informal meeting to discuss regional developments; mainly the Syria and Ukraine crisis. Turkey's EU Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will meet Greek Parliament Speaker Evangelos Meimarakis,
  • The Greek elections, before and after: two letters about the fortunes of ...

      News Source: Red Pepper | almost 2 years ago
    As with many of our friends on Samos I hope for a Syriza victory, which would send shock waves through the European elites who have done so much over recent days to terrorise the people here by predicting disaster for Greece should Syriza come out on
  • Nomination for 'best mayor' honour news to Brown

      News Source: New Zealand Herald | almost 2 years ago
    More than 205,000 people from around the world nominated 910 mayors, including Mr Brown, for this year's World Mayor Prize...The Fellows will choose the winner and two runners-up based on the number of votes received and the strength and passion of

Dora Bakoyannis Blogs

  • Antonis Samaras – Dora Bakogiannis: How Hatred Turned Into .....

      Blog Source: | almost 2 years ago
    Dora Bakoyannis and her party Democratic Alliance accepted Antonis Samara's invitation to join New Democracy for the electoral battle in June. The return of Dora Bakoyannis and her party was officially announced today, after many days of ...
  • Pro-Euro Zone Alliance Seeks Traction in Greece | AthensWire

      Blog Source: | almost 2 years ago
    ... which signed the 130 billion-euro (or $170-billion) debt deal with the socialists in February, said New Democracy would run in the June 17 election on a joint platform with a liberal grouping, the Democratic Alliance, led by Dora Bakoyannis, ...
  • Athens Now: Splinter party rejoins Greek conservatives ...

      Blog Source: | almost 2 years ago
    Greece's conservative New Democracy party said on Monday that a small splinter party led by former foreign minister Dora Bakoyannis had agreed to rejoin it for the June 17 election, crucial for the country's future in the euro zone. Read more.

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