MP. Dora Bakoyannis

Member of the Hellenic Parliament; Former Foreign Minister of Greece

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Dora Bakoyannis is a Greek politician. From 2006 to 2009 she was Minister for 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. In May 2012, due to the critical situation in Greece before the elections and given the established electoral law, Democratic Alliance decided to cooperate with New Democracy, based on a specific framework of values and to suspend its activities.

Dora Bakoyannis rejoined New Democracy on 21 May 2012, ahead of the parliamentary election in June, where she headed the state deputies’ ballot.

Tourism as a Tool for Sustainable Economic Growth

A Speech by The Hon. Dora Bakoyannis, Former Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs

The Berlin International Economic Congress
"Global Trends in Creative Economies: Green Industries, Education, Entrepreneurship and Tourism as Drivers of Sustainable Economic Growth"

(Berlin; March 5th-7th, 2014)