Vice President of the Committee on Defense and Security of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly
Andreas Loverdos was born in Patras, Greece. He graduated from the law school of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1978. From 1978 until 1980, he fulfilled his obligatory military service in the Hellenic Air Force. In 1982, he completed postgraduate studies in European law at the Université libre de Bruxelles. During his studies, he served as vice-president of the Thessaloniki law students’ union as well as president of the Greek students’ association of Belgium.
In 1986, Andreas Loverdos completed his PhD at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with the thesis Terrorism and Political Crime: Study from the Perspective of Law. In 1991, he undertook research at the London School of Economicson the function of government and in 1996 he researched the function of democratic constitutions at Boston University.
ACADEMIC CAREER →
1992: Assistant Professor
1997: Associate Professor in Public Law, Pantion Univercity of Athens
He is an author of numerous articles in legal research journals.
POLITICAL CAREER →
A leading cadre of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement, he was first elected to the Hellenic Parliament in the 2000 legislative election.
From 23 January 2002 until 10 March 2004 he served as Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs.
In October 2009, he was appointed Minister for Labour and Social Security.
In September 2010, he was appointed Minister for Health and Social Solidarity.
He held this post until 17 May 2012, when the coalition government of Lucas Papademos was replaced by the caretaker government of Panagiotis Pikrammenos.
On 3 December 2012, he announced the launch of a new political movement, the Radical Movement of Social Democratic Alliance (RIKSSY), and was subsequently expelled from the PASOK parliamentary group.
A new political party, the Agreement for the New Greece, was formed by Loverdos and other members of RIKSSY on 15 April 2013.
Loverdos returned to the government as Minister for Education and Religious Affairs on 10 June 2014, and to the PASOK parliamentary group on 22 August 2014.
PERSONAL LIFE →
Andreas Loverdos is married and has a daughter and two sons.
Για την τρομοκρατία και το πολιτικό έγκλημα On terrorism and political crime, Athens 1987, Interbooks Pub.
Παρεκκλίσεις πολιτικής συμπεριφοράς και Σύνταγμα Deviations of political behavior and the Constitution, Athens 1988, Exantas Pub.
Κυβέρνηση: συλλογική λειτουργία και πολιτική ευθύνη Government: collective function and political responsibility, Athens 1991, Ant. Sakkoulas Pub.
Η ποινική ευθύνη των μελών της Κυβέρνησης και των υφυπουργών στο κοινοβουλευτικό πολίτευμα Penal responsibility of cabinet members and deputy ministers in a parliamentary polity, Athens 1995, Ant. Sakkoulas Pub.
Μορφές του Δημοκρατικού Πολιτεύματος Forms of Democracy, Athens 2000, Indiktos Pub.
Πολιτική Ιστορία της Ελλάδας, 1828–1975 Political History of Greece, 1828–1975, Athens 2000, Ant. Sakkoulas Pub.
Η ΝΕΑ ΤΡΟΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ με αφορμή την 11η Σεπτεμβρίου NEW TERRORISM on the occasion of September 11, Athens 2002, Indiktos Pub.
Tο Σύνταγμα της Ελλάδας και η αναθεώρησή του The Constitution of Greece and its revision, Athens 2006, To Pontiki Pub.
Θέσεις για τη Νέα Ελληνική Ανόρθωση New Greek recovery scheme, Athens 2012, Indiktos Pub.