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Dimitris Reppas
Δημήτρης Ρέππας
Reppas Dimitris.jpg
Minister for Administrative Reform
In office
17 June 2011 – 17 Mai 2012
President Karolos Papoulias
Prime Minister George Papandreou
Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Networks
In office
7 October 2009 – 17 June 2011
President Karolos Papoulias
Prime Minister George Papandreou
Personal details
Born (1952-07-06) 6 July 1952 (age 63)
Leonidio, Arcadia, Greece
Nationality Greek
Political party Movement of Democratic Socialists (since 2015),
PASOK (until 2015)
Alma mater National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Profession Politician
Religion Greek Orthodoxy
Website www.dimitrisreppas.gr

Dimitris Reppas (Greek: Δημήτρης Ρέππας; born July 6, 1952 in Leonidio, Arcadia) is a Greek politician of the Movement of Democratic Socialists and a current Member of the Hellenic Parliament. From 2009 to 2012 he served as Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Networks and as the first Minister for Administrative Reform of Greece.


Dimitris Reppas was born in 1952 in Leonidio, Arcadia. He graduated from the School of Dentistry of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and is a member of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement since 1974.

In 1975, he was elected as president of the students union of the Dental School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and as a member of the National Students Union, in the first elections after the end of the Greek military junta of 1967–1974. From 1976 until 1981, he was the Deputy Secretary of the PASOK youth wing.

He was elected as a member of the Hellenic Parliament for the first time in 1981, as a member of Parliament for the prefecture of Arcadia. In 1984, he was elected as a member of the PASOK Central Committee. In 1993, he was a member of the Presidency of PASOK's Parliamentary Group.

In January 1996, he was appointed as Minister for Press and Public Transport as well as the Government Spokesman, a post that he held until 2001.

In October 2001, he was elected as a member of the Executive Office of the PASOK Central Committee. In 24 October 2001, he was appointed as Minister for Employment and Social Security, a position that he held until the elections of March 2004. With PASOK's return to power after the October 2009 elections, Reppas was appointed as the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Networks.

On 3 January 2015, it was announced that Reppas would join former prime minister Papandreou in leaving PASOK to found the new Movement of Democratic Socialists.[1]

Dimitris Reppas is fluent in English.[citation needed] He is married with two children.


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Political offices
Preceded by
Evripidis Stylianidis
(as Minister for Transport and Communications)
Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Networks
7 October 2009 – 17 June 2011
Succeeded by
Giannis Ragousis
New title Minister for Administrative Reform
17 June 2011 – 17 Mai 2012

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78 news items


Sat, 03 Jan 2015 09:52:22 -0800

Other PASOK officials that will support the party are former parliamentary speaker Filippos Petsalnikos and former minister Dimitris Reppas. Thanos Moraitis, Sokratis Xynidis and Simos Kedikoglou are also among the lawmakers that are making the move ...

Greek Reporter

Greek Reporter
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 03:20:43 -0800

The attendees also discussed abolishing the law drafted by former ministers Makis Voridis and Dimitris Reppas, which, as it is stated in the announcement, “criminalizes protests.” They also talked about the need to change the pricing policy for tolls ...

Cayman Compass

Cayman Compass
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:56:15 -0700

Dimitris Reppas, the first Greek minister for administrative reform, was once caught whispering to a fellow minister on a stage: “When the troika is here, (IMF, ECB, and EU) always say yes, yes. They'll leave again.” Reppas is yet another politician ...


Fri, 09 Jan 2015 12:37:36 -0800

Two other politicians who served in the PASOK government of late 2009, Dimitris Reppas and Haris Kastanidis, announced that they would not be standing as candidates for the Movement of Democratic Socialists, launched by ex-Prime Minister George ...
Greek Reporter
Tue, 10 Apr 2012 10:23:49 -0700

The review was released by Administrative Reform Minister Dimitris Reppas, showing that there were 636,188 civil servants in permanent employment, 49,546 on back-up duty and another 20,242 working in other capacities in a country of 11 million ...


Thu, 05 Jun 2014 02:44:23 -0700

Senior PASOK officials – including Costas Skandalidis, Dimitris Reppas and Fofi Gennimata – have over the previous days criticized Venizelos's strategy. A statement from PASOK's headquarters at Harilaou Trikpoupi criticized attempts to “undermine the ...
New York Times
Mon, 06 Feb 2012 03:53:19 -0800

The Greek administrative reform minister, Dimitris Reppas, in announcing the job cuts on Monday, did not provide details on how they would be carried out. The country's two main labor unions, anticipating a new barrage of austerity measures, including ...
Wall Street Journal
Mon, 06 Feb 2012 01:36:50 -0800

ATHENS—Greece has agreed to lay off 15,000 public-sector workers by the end of 2012, a government minister said Monday, as international pressure mounts on Athens to accept austerity measures needed to secure major new debt agreements. The cuts ...

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