Founding Member of the Communist Youth Wing of Greece
The “impressive” resume of Nikos Kotzias paints a very disastrous picture of Greece. He is one of those politicians that say that Macedonia is occupied by Greece, one of those that say the same thing about Thrace, who want the independence of those regions, one of those that believes that “Greece is too big for its economy”, that doesn’t want borders, that believes that the Aegean belongs to the fish. He believes all these “wonderful “things and much more.
Just a side-note before we more deeply explore the Kotzias’ resume
Mr. Alexis, why was the Ministry of Macedonia-Thrace abolished? Was it so the “conquered” Macedonian and Thracians don’t feel sad???
Nikos Kotzias was born in 1950 in Athens. He is a professor of “Political Theories of International and European Studies” at the University of Piraeus.
He graduated from The Moraitis School in 1968. He studies economics and Political Philosophy in Athens and Giessen, Germany. His doctorial dissertation at Panteion University was entitled: “Political Theories of the State”. His post doctoral dissertation was entitled: “Political Theories of European Integration”.
He taught and served as a researcher at the Universities of Marburg, Germany, Oxford in Great Britain and Harvard in the US. He is a member of St. Antony’s College – Oxford University, Senior Fellow at the Weatherhead Centre for International Relations at the University of Harvard.
He is the co-founder of the South East Europe Programme at the Centre for European Studies of the University of Oxford.
Nikos Kotzias was a member of the student organization, Lambrakis Youth Movement, from 1965. A founding member of Communist Youth Wing of Greece (KNE), which belongs to the Communist Party of Greece (KKE). He was convicted twice by a military tribunal. During the junta, he was the secretary of the Federation of Student Associations in West Germany and West Berlin, and Secretary of the coordinator of the anti-dictatorial student organization. He was a contributor of the organization and led major strike such as the ones at Pesine and Larco 1977.
He was instrumental in the creation of magazines such as “Scientific Thought” (Επιστηµονική Σκέψη) and “Dialectic” (∆ιαλεκτική), and is a member of the Scientific Committees of many others. He is a founding member of KME, of FEG Marburg and the “Foundation Nikos Poulantzas”. In 1989, the same night the Tzannetakis government was established (Coalition government between New Democracy and the Coalition of Forces of the Left and Progress, which included the Communist Party of Greece), he resigned from the leftist body, of which he was a member.
He was the first to publicly denounce it as the beginning of “Dirty” 1989.
Today, he participates in a so called “Left Government” with Kammenos.
God, what’s in store for us?