Deputy Minister

Georgios Kotsiras


Georgios Kotsiras (born in 1984) is a Greek lawyer and Member of the Greek Parliament.

He is a graduate and Doctoral Degree holder of the School of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, specializing in European Law, Competition Law, State Aid, Business Law and Administrative Law (LL.M, Master II).

He holds two postgraduate degrees: in European Law from the School of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and in Administrative Law and Local Self-Government (Droit administratif et Collectivités Territoriales) from the University of Aix-Marseille III "Paul Cézanne" in France.

He completed his doctoral dissertation at the Department of International Studies of the School of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in the field of European Law ("Recovery of illegal state aid") and he received the Doctoral Degree in Legal Science (J.D.) (Grade: "Excellent) in 2014.

In addition, he has participated in studies related to European law and Business Law (for example, he participated in the drafting of the article-by-article commentary of the Lisbon Treaty, the law on public procurement, etc.).

Furthermore, an updated version of his doctoral dissertation entitled "State Aid Recovery in EU Law and the Greek Legal Order" has been published by Nomiki Bibliothiki (2015). His studies on Administrative and European law have also been published in academic journals. He has teaching experience in Higher Education (he has taught Erasmus students at the School of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens from 2011 to 16).

He has participated as a speaker in many conferences, workshops, summer schools, and he has written numerous articles published in the daily and weekly press.

He has practiced law specializing in Competition Law, State Aid, Administrative, Commercial and European law, as well as in dispute resolution (litigation and out-of-court resolution) related to mortgages of individuals and companies. As of January 4, 2021, he has been suspended from the legal profession in view of taking up his duties as Deputy Minister of Justice.

He is fluent in English and French.

He has been elected Board Member of the Trainee & Young Lawyers’ Association of Athens twice, having served as a member of the Board, Vice President and President (2010-2014).

He has been a Greek champion in tennis (2nd place at the 2001 Panhellenic Championship in doubles under 18).

He was a MEP candidate in the 2014 European elections and a runner-up MP in the national elections of 2015 (Attica Constituency)

He was Deputy Secretary of Scientific Bodies of the New Democracy Party from 2016 to 2019 and a member of the Committees of Interior Affairs and Justice.

He was elected Member of Parliament (Attica B Constituency (West)) with the party of New Democracy in the national elections of July 7, 2019.

As a Member of the Greek Parliament, he is a member of the Standing Committee on Public Administration, Public Order and Justice, the Special Permanent Committee on Equality, Youth and Human Rights, the Subcommittee for people with disabilities and the Committee on the Revision of the Greek Constitution (2019 Constitutional Reform). He is also Vice President of the Greek-French Friendship Parliamentary Group, and Member of the Greek-Serbian Friendship Parliamentary Group.