|Assumed office |
12 March 2005
|Prime Minister||Kostas Karamanlis|
|Preceded by||Costis Stephanopoulos|
26 July 1985 – 02 July 1989
|Preceded by||Ioannis Charalambopoulos|
|Succeeded by||Tzannis Tzannetakis|
13 October 1993 – 02 January 1996
|Preceded by||Michalis Papakonstantinou|
|Succeeded by||Theodoros Pangalos|
|Born||4 June 1929 |
|Political party||Panhellenic Socialist Movement|
|Spouse||Maria Panou "May" Papoulia|
Dr. The President of the Republic (Πρόεδρος της Δημοκρατίας colloquially referred to in English as the President of Greece, is the elected Head of state Events 538 - Witiges, king of the Ostrogoths ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Konstantínos Alexandrou Karamanlís (Κωνσταντίνος Αλεξάνδρου Καραμανλής (alt Konstantinos Stephanopoulos ( Κωνσταντίνος Στεφανόπουλος) (born August 15, 1926) is a Greek Politician Events 657 - Battle of Siffin. 811 - Battle of Pliska; Byzantine Emperor Nicephorus Year 1985 ( MCMLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar) Events 310 - Pope Miltiades is elected 626 - In fear of assassination Li Shimin ambushes and kills his rival Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar) Tzannis Tzannetakis (Τζανής Τζαννετάκης (born September 13, 1927) Greek politician was briefly Prime Minister of Greece during Events 54 - Nero ascends to the Roman throne 409 - Vandals and Alans crossed the Pyrenees Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) Events 366 - The Alamanni cross the frozen Rhine River in large numbers invading the Roman Empire. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) Theodoros Pangalos ( Greek:Θεόδωρος Πάγκαλος (born August 17, 1938 in Eleusina, Greece) is a Greek politician Events 781 BC - The first historic Solar eclipse is recorded in China. Year 1929 ( MCMXXIX) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Ioannina (Ιωάννινα, often el Γιάννενα or el Γιάννινα / is a city of Epirus, north-western Greece, with a metropolitan population of Greece (Ελλάδα transliterated: Elláda, historically, Ellás,) officially the Hellenic Republic (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία The Panhellenic Socialist Movement, better known as PASOK ( Greek: Πανελλήνιο Σοσιαλιστικό Κίνημα Pa nellinio So Karolos Papoulias (Greek: Κάρολος Παπούλιας, IPA: [ˈkaro̞ˌlo̞s paˈpuʎas]) (born June 4, 1929) is the current President of the Hellenic Republic (Greece). Greek (el ελληνική γλώσσα or simply el ελληνικά — "Hellenic" is an Indo-European language, spoken today by 15-22 million people mainly Events 781 BC - The first historic Solar eclipse is recorded in China. Year 1929 ( MCMXXIX) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. This is a list of the heads of state of Greece, from the foundation of the modern nation state until the present Greece (Ελλάδα transliterated: Elláda, historically, Ellás,) officially the Hellenic Republic (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία He is a former government minister and member of parliament. His first name is the Greek equivalent of Carl/Charles. Greek (el ελληνική γλώσσα or simply el ελληνικά — "Hellenic" is an Indo-European language, spoken today by 15-22 million people mainly Carl is a popular Given name as well as the name of various places
Born in the city of Ioannina, Papoulias is the son of Major General Gregorios Papoulias. Ioannina (Ιωάννινα, often el Γιάννενα or el Γιάννινα / is a city of Epirus, north-western Greece, with a metropolitan population of Major General or Major-General is a Military rank used in many countries He studied law at the University of Athens and the University of Munich, has a doctorate in private international law from the University of Cologne, and is an associate of the Munich Institute for Southeast Europe. Law is a system of rules enforced through a set of Institutions used as an instrument to underpin civil obedience politics economics and society The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Εθνικόν και Καποδιστριακόν Πανεπιστήμιον Αθηνών usually referred to simply as the The Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München also known as LMU, is a University in Munich and with more The University of Cologne ( German Universität zu Köln) is one of the oldest universities in Europe and with over 44000 students one Apart from his native Greek, he also speaks French, German and Italian. French ( français,) is a Romance language spoken around the world by 118 million people as a native language and by about 180 to 260 million people The German language (de ''Deutsch'') is a West Germanic language and one of the world's major languages. Italian ( or lingua italiana) is a Romance language spoken by about 63 million people as a First language, primarily in Italy. A former pole-vault and volley ball champion, Papoulias has been chairman of the National Sports Association since 1985. Year 1985 ( MCMLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar) He is also a founding member and until recently president of the Association for the Greek Linguistic Heritage.
Karolos Papoulias is married to Maria Panou and has three daughters.
Papoulias was active in the resistance against the occupation forces during World War II. The Greek Resistance ( Εθνική Αντίσταση, ie "National Resistance" is the blanket term for a number of armed and unarmed groups from across the political The Axis occupation of Greece during World War II ( Η Κατοχή, I Katochi, meaning "The Occupation" began in April World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including
The 1967 military coup found him in West Germany. Regime of the Colonels redirects here For the Polish regime of colonels see Colonels' group. West Germany ( Inf German: Westdeutschland or West-Deutschland) was the common English name for the Federal Republic of Germany ( He was among the founders of the Socialist Democratic Union which organized and mobilized Greeks working and studying in Western Europe against the colonel's junta. Socialist Democratic Union (Greek Σοσιαλιστική Δημοκρατική Ένωση was one of the many anti-dictatorial struggle groups that fought against the Greek military He was also a founding member of the first trade union resistance organization and broadcast regularly from Deutsche Welle radio. Deutsche Welle ('Welle' pronounced with a 'v' sound IPA /'vɛlə/ or DW, is Germany's international broadcaster.
Papulias was a founding member of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) and a close associate of its leader Andreas Papandreou. The Panhellenic Socialist Movement, better known as PASOK ( Greek: Πανελλήνιο Σοσιαλιστικό Κίνημα Pa nellinio So Andreas Georgiou Papandreou (Ανδρέας Γ Παπανδρέου ( 5 February, 1919 23 June, 1996) was a Greek economist Since December 1974 he was continually elected to the PASOK Central Committee. He was also member of the Coordination Council, the Executive Bureau and the Political Secretariat, as well as Secretary of the PASOK International Re1ations Committee from April 1975 to 1985. For a number of years he was also a member of the Coordinating Committee of the Socialist and Progressive Parties of the Mediterranean.
He was first elected to Parliament in 1977 for Ioannina, and held his seat continuously through the subsequent legislative elections until his 2004 election as President of the Republic. Ioannina (Ιωάννινα, often el Γιάννενα or el Γιάννινα / is a city of Epirus, north-western Greece, with a metropolitan population of He held several high offices during the PASOK cabinets:
In the Costas Simitis administration he was for a number of years Chairman of the Standing Committee on Defence and Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Parliament. Konstantinos Simitis (Κωνσταντίνος Σημίτης (born June 23, 1936) usually referred to as Costas Simitis, was Prime Minister
On December 12, 2004, Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis, leader of the governing New Democracy party, and George Papandreou, leader of the PASOK opposition, nominated Papoulias as for the position of President, who is chosen by the Parliament. Events 627 - Battle of Nineveh: A Byzantine army under Emperor Heraclius defeats Emperor Khosrau II 's Persian "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Konstantínos Alexandrou Karamanlís (Κωνσταντίνος Αλεξάνδρου Καραμανλής (alt New Democracy ( ND, Greek: Νέα Δημοκρατία Néa Dimokratía) founded in 1974 is the main center-right political party in Greece The Panhellenic Socialist Movement, better known as PASOK ( Greek: Πανελλήνιο Σοσιαλιστικό Κίνημα Pa nellinio So On February 8, 2005, he was elected by an overwhelming parliamentary majority of 279 votes to serve a five-year term. Events 421 - Constantius III becomes co- Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. He was sworn in as the seventh President of the Third Hellenic Republic on March 12, 2005, succeeding Konstantinos Stephanopoulos. Events 538 - Witiges, king of the Ostrogoths ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Konstantinos Stephanopoulos ( Κωνσταντίνος Στεφανόπουλος) (born August 15, 1926) is a Greek Politician
During his long tenure in the Foreign Ministry, he identified himself with a foreign policy that was clearsighted and comprehensive. In the 1980s he played a key role in trying to bring about a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This culminated in the successful mediation for the safe departure of the trapped Palestinian resistance fighters and Yassir Arafat himself from Lebanon on board Greek vessels in 1983. Mohammed Abdel Rahman Abdel Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa al-Husseini ( Arabic: محمد عبد الرؤوف عرفات القدوة الحسيني (August 24 1929 – November 11 Lebanon (ˈlɛbənɒn Arabic: ar لبنان Lubnān) officially the Republic of Lebanon or Lebanese Republic (ar الجمهورية اللبنانية
He paid particular attention to the creation of sound relations with the Arab world and achieved, among other things, the normalisation of relations between Greece and Egypt and the establishment of the tripartite cooperation of Iran, Armenia and Greece. This article is about the country of Egypt For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Egypt topics. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iran topics. Armenia (Հայաստան transliterated: Hayastan,) officially the Republic of Armenia (Հայաստանի Հանրապետություն Hayastani He held talks with a total of 12 Turkish Foreign Ministers and was firmly committed to the continuous and difficult effort to normalize Greco-Turkish relations. Following is a list of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Turkey. Greece-Turkey relations have been marked by alternating periods of mutual hostility and reconciliation ever since Greece won its independence from the Ottoman Empire This culminated in the signing of the Papoulias-Yılmaz memorandum in 1988.
He supported Turkey's European aspirations conditional on their respect for international law and European Union values. Turkey's application to acceede to the European Union (previously the European Communities) was made on 14 April 1987 International law is the term commonly used for referring to the system of implicit and explicit agreements that bind together nation-states in adherence to recognized values and standards The European Union ( EU) is a political and economic union of twenty-seven member states, located primarily in
In the period 1993-1996 and particularly at the crucial Essen Summit he played an important role in starting accession talks between the Republic of Cyprus and the European Union. Cyprus (Κύπρος transliterated: Kýpros,; Kıbrıs officially the Republic of Cyprus (Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία Kypriakī́ Dīmokratía
As president-in-office of the European Union and member of the contact group for the former Yugoslavia, together with Warren Christopher, Klaus Kinkel, Alain Juppé, Andrei Kozyrev and Hans van den Broek, he spared no effort to bring about a resolution of the crisis in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia ( Serbo-Croatian, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian: Warren (Chris Minor Christopher (born October 27, 1925) is an American Diplomat, Lawyer, and Public servant. Dr Klaus Kinkel (born December 17, 1936) is a German politician of the Free Democratic Party (FDP Alain Marie Juppé (born 15 August 1945 is a French right-wing politician who served as Prime Minister of France from 1995 to 1997 under President Jacques Chirac Andrey Vladimirovich Kozyrev (Андрей Владимирович Козырев born March 27 1951) was the Foreign minister of Russia under President Hans van den Broek (born 11 December 1936 in Paris) is a leading Dutch political figure Bosnia and Herzegovina ( Latin script: Bosna i Hercegovina, Cyrillic script: Босна и Херцеговина is a country on the Balkan He signed the Interim Agreement with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), aiming at the establishment of better relations between the two countries. Background See also Foreign relations of the Republic of Macedonia#Greece, Foreign relations of Greece#Balkans Controversy and conflict The Republic of Macedonia (Република He has always kept channels of communication open with all Balkan leaders and has repeatedly mediated on behalf of the EU.
He was very interested in relations between Greece and the Balkan states and it was upon his initiative that the first meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Balkans was organized in Belgrade in 1988. Belgrade (Београд Beograd is the Capital and largest city of Serbia. There, he began talks with Bulgaria and the then Soviet Union on the Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline. The state of Bulgaria (България transliterated bg-Latn ''Balgaria'' The country preserves the traditions (in ethnic name language and alphabet of the First Bulgarian The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR was a constitutionally Socialist state that existed in Eurasia from 1922 to 1991 The Burgas-Alexandroupoli pipeline is an Oil pipeline that will be used to transport Russian and Caspian oil from the Bulgarian Black Sea
He was responsible for the signing of the protocol of mutual civil and military assistance with Bulgaria in the 1980s. He restored friendly and neighbourly relations with Albania by ending the state of war between the two countries. This article is about the country in southern Europe For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Albania topics.
Karolos Papoulias has always been very supportive of any step towards détente, peace and disarmament e. g. the "Initiative of the Six" for peace and disarmament, the participation of Greece in the Conference on Disarmament and Peace in Europe and in the Conference for the Abolition of Chemical Weapons, his proposals to create a nuclear-free zone in the Balkans and the promotion of the idea of making the Mediterranean a sea of peace and cooperation. The JANNINA 1 tripartite cooperation conference, between Greece, Bulgaria and Romania, was his idea and he was a strong supporter of the Black Sea Conference, which he also chaired. Romania ( dated: Rumania, Roumania With his visit to Washington in 1985 and the return visit of Secretary of State George Shultz, he made an important contribution to the redefining and improvement of Greek-American relations which had gone through a delicate phase during the previous years. Washington ( is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Secretary of State is a commonly used title for a Government Official. George Pratt Shultz (born December 13 1920 served as the United States Secretary of Labor from 1969 to 1970 as the U
|Minister for Foreign Affairs of Greece|
1985 – 1989
|Minister for Foreign Affairs of Greece|
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|President of Greece|