Tina Birbili

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Tina Birbili
Τίνα Μπιρμπίλη
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Minister for the Environment, Energy and Climate Change
In office
7 October 2009 17 June 2011
President Karolos Papoulias
Prime Minister George Papandreou
Succeeded by Giorgos Papakonstantinou
Personal details
Athens, Greece
Nationality Greek
Political party Panhellenic Socialist Movement
ResidenceAthens, Greece
Alma mater University of Athens (B.Sc.)
Imperial College (M.A., PhD)
Profession Physicist

Konstantina Birbili (Greek : Κωνσταντίνα Μπιρμπίλη) (born 1969), [1] commonly known as Tina Birbili, was the Minister for the Environment, Energy and Climate Change of Greece until June 17, 2011. Birbili was the first holder of this office, which was created to succeed the former Ministry for the Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works by Greek prime minister George Papandreou in October 2009. [2]



Birbili had no prior government experience on her appointment, but she had worked as an advisor to prime minister Papandreou during his tenure at the foreign ministry. [3] She was regarded as a strong advocate for environmental issues within the Panhellenic Socialist Movement party. [3]

A physicist by training, Birbili attended the University of Athens and London's Imperial College, obtaining a PhD in 1995. [1]

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  1. 1 2 "Short CVs". Nomos + Physis Society. Archived from the original (MS Word) on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  2. "Greek Socialist premier sworn in, names Cabinet". Associated Press. 6 October 2009.
  3. 1 2 Mourelatos, Spyros (10 October 2009). "Breaking with the past". Athens News. Archived from the original on 6 March 2012.
Political offices
New title Minister for the Environment
7 October 2009 – 17 June 2011
Succeeded by
Giorgos Papakonstantinou