Minister of Development Christos Folias of Greece

Nuclear power is not included in Greeces energy planning until 2020, Greek Development Minister Christos Folias told reporters on November 21 in Athens on the sidelines of a conference titled Direct Solutions to the Energy.
Folias said told reporters after the meeting that a large team of inspectors from the General.
Greek Development Minister Christos Folias said during the signing of a cooperation memorandum with the United States Council on Competitiveness that the administrative burden for entrepreneurship in Greece must decrease by 25 percent, a percentage.
Greek Development Minister Christos Folias said Athens and Baku had reached an agreement on transportation of natural gas.
Christos Folias said Greece could play the role of a door for Azerbaijan to the European Union.
ATHENS, Greece, Aug 29 (UPI) -- The Greek Parliament Friday ratified a deal to build a section of the South Stream natural gas pipeline with the Russian gas giant Gazprom.
Folias said TGI will be operational by 2012, while South Stream will not be finished before 2015 at the earliest.
Born in Thessaloniki on 14th of Feb, 1951, Mr Christos Folias is the Minister of Development, Hellenic Republic.
For the year 2004 to 2007, Mr Folias was Deputy Minister of Economy and Finance.
Besides, Mr Folias had also been Vice-President of European Confederation of Commerce (1999-2004); Co-President of the SME-Union of the European Peoples Party (2003-2005); Vice-President of the Euro-Mediterranean Initiative on Commerce, Distribution and Services (Euromed TDS) (1998-2004); Member of the European Economic and Social Committee Representative of Greek Commerce (1994-1999); President of the National Confederation of Hellenic Commerce (1997-2003); Member of the Executive Committee of the Robert Schuman Foundation (1999-2004); Member of the Executive Committee of the Konstantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy (1997-2003); President of the Traders Association of Thessaloniki (1993-1997); Member of the Board of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Athens (1998-2003); Member of the Board of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Thessaloniki, since 1986.
Married with Mrs Toula Vagianou, Mr Folias has three children, and knows Greek, English, French languages well.
In a word with Face2Face team, Mr Christos Folias describes the role of textile and clothing industry in the economy of Greece, competitive edge the industry has over global competition, and reforms by his ministry in welfare of this industry.
actions aimed to resolved problems in the market.
against offenders, Folias said sanctions will be strict.
measures that he shall be announcing.
ATHENS - Greece's energy policy is set for its own benefit, but the interests of its European Union partners are also taken into account, Development Minister Christos Folias said Friday.
16 April 2008 - ARA News - Greece has agreed to join the Kremlin-backed South Stream gas pipeline project, further boosting energy ties with Russia, Greeces Development Minister Christos Folias was quoted by Reuters as saying.
In order not to dissatisfy advocates of the US and EU-backed Nabucco pipeline, designed to eventually pump 31 billion cubic meters of gas to Europe mainly from the Caspian region, Christos Folias said he did not view the pipelines as rivals.
Folias said Greece has already ratified the energy agrement signed with Azerbaijan.
And, of course, this comprises the basis for a neighborhood of peace and cooperation," Folias said in statements to the press after the meeting with Dimitrov.
Folias said it was necessary to place emphasis on the energy sector, growth, efficiency, and better cooperation, opining that investments in the human potential, know how and innovation were necessary to achieve this.
Folias said that the Burgas-Alexandropoulis oil pipeline, the Greek-Turkish natural gas pipeline, and the underwater Greek-Italian natural gas pipeline were three developing projects that would reform the region's energy map, and noted that the new economic sphere arising also included the countries of the Black Sea, the Balkans, and the Near and Middle East.
Christos Folias said in a statement.
var RTR_ArticleBlurb = " By Karolos Grohmann ATHENS, April 15 (Reuters) - Greece has agreed to join the Kremlin-backed South Stream gas pipeline project, further boosting energy ties with Russia, Greece's Development Minister Christos Folias said on Tuesday.
Christos Folias is scheduled to meet with the Prime Minister Artur Rasi-zadeh, Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov, Economic Development Minister Heydar Babayev, Finance Minister Samir Sharifov and SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev.
Christos Folias is accompanied by Secretary General of the Ministry of Mercantile Marine Yiannis Tzoanos, president of the National Council on Energy Strategy (SEES) Raphael Moisis, DEPA managing director Asimakis Papageorgiou, ational Centre for Renewable Energy (CRES) president Yannis Agapitidis, Hellenic Food Authority Officer Evangelos Lazos and other officials.