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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. On 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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378 news items


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

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 ...

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 ...

New York Times

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 ...


Mon, 09 Apr 2012 06:39:57 -0700

... the EU and IMF - claimed a late-February firebomb attempt in the Athens subway, the first attack on the public transport system. Dimitris Reppas, the administrative reform minister, recently announced a series of measures to slash the number of ...

Greek Reporter

Greek Reporter
Mon, 02 Apr 2012 10:26:15 -0700

It seems that Greece has much more unfinished business with Germany than we think, and not all of it is economic in nature, as a recent public announcement reveals. According to a document from Dimitris Reppas, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport ...


Thu, 23 Sep 2010 17:10:54 -0700

Transport Minister Dimitris Reppas has told Greek media that he hopes the new law, to be phased in over the next three years, will trigger competition, bring down freight costs and encourage the formation of haulage companies. The law also lifts the ...


Sat, 31 Jul 2010 04:12:02 -0700

Otherwise, they will be the ones to blame for whatever follows," said Dimitris Reppas, Greek transport minister. The country's 33,000 truck drivers have been lining their vehicles on the side of roads across Greece since Monday. Road freight is one of ...

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