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Savvas Tsitouridis (born 3 February 1954) is a Greek politician and member of the New Democracy and former Minister for Employment and Social Protection. Born in Kilkis, he studied law at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, France and Britain. Tsitouridis worked for the European Commission in Brussels from 1981 to 1990 and 1995 to 1996 on matters pertaining to agriculture, competition, state subsidies and the internal market. He has been a member of the New Democracy Central Committee since April 1994. He was elected MP in the Kilkis constituency in the general elections of 1996 and 2000. In June 2000, he became shadow minister for the environment, town planning and public works. In March 2004, he was appointed Minister for Rural Development and Food but resigned in September of the same year after it became public that he had tried to influence his son's transfer into a different University department of a different city. He returned to the cabinet on 15 February 2006 as Minister for Employment and Social Protection. He resigned from his position on 28 April 2007 after a bonds scandal that broke up in Greece.

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Preceded by
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Minister for Rural Development and Food
2004–
Succeeded by
Evangelos Basiakos
Preceded by
Panos Panagiotopoulos
Minister for Employment and Social Protection
2006–2007
Succeeded by
Vasilios Magginas

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