|Minister for Foreign Affairs|
|Assumed office |
July 9, 2019
|Prime Minister||Kyriakos Mitsotakis|
|Preceded by||Georgios Katrougalos|
|Minister for Justice|
January 8, 2009 – October 7, 2009
|Preceded by||Sotirios Hatzigakis|
|Succeeded by||Haris Kastanidis|
|Minister for Public Order and Citizen Protection|
June 21, 2012 – June 10, 2014
|Preceded by||Eleftherios Oikonomou|
|Succeeded by||Vassilis Kikilias|
|Minister for Development and Competitiveness|
June 10, 2014 – November 3, 2014
|Preceded by||Kostis Chatzidakis|
|Succeeded by||Konstantinos Skrekas|
|Minister for National Defence|
November 3, 2014 – January 27, 2015
|Preceded by||Dimitris Avramopoulos|
|Succeeded by||Panos Kammenos|
|Born||7 October 1959|
|Political party||New Democracy|
|Alma mater||National and Kapodistrian University of Athens|
University College London
London School of Economics
Nikolaos (Nikos) Dendias (Greek: Νικόλαος Δένδιας; born 7 October 1959 in Corfu) is a Greek lawyer and politician of the conservative New Democracy party. He is a Member of the Hellenic Parliament for Corfu, and was Minister for National Defence from November 2014 to January 2015. As of 2019, he is the current Foreign Minister of Greece.
Nikos Dendias was born in Corfu in 1959, but his family hails from the island group of Paxoi. He went to school in the Athens College, received a degree in law from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, a Master of Laws in Maritime and Insurance Law from the University College London and in Criminology from the London School of Economics.
A practising lawyer, he has been active in New Democracy since 1978, first as a member of ND's student wing, DAP-NDFK and later as a party functionary in the Youth Organisation of New Democracy. He was elected as an MP for Corfu in the Greek parliament in the 2004, 2007, 2009 and June 2012 elections.
On 8 January 2009, he was named as Minister for Justice in the second cabinet of Kostas Karamanlis, serving until the cabinet's resignation on 7 October 2009, following ND's defeat in the elections of 4 October. In the coalition cabinet of Antonis Samaras, formed after the June 2012 elections, he has held the posts of Minister for Public Order and Citizen Protection (21 June 2012 – 10 June 2014), Minister for Development and Competitiveness (10 June – 3 November 2014), from 3 November 2014 to 27 January 2015, Minister for National Defence. From 9 July 2019 he is the Foreign Minister of Greece in Kyriakos Mitsotakis's New Democracy-led government which won the 2019 Greek legislative election.
- Official website (in English) (in Greek)
- Terms of office of Nikos Dendias at the Hellenic Parliament (in English)
- Βιογραφικό (in Greek). dendias.gr. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
- Κυβέρνησις ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΥ Α. ΚΑΡΑΜΑΝΛΗ - Από 19.9.2007 έως 7.10.2009 (in Greek). General Secretariat of the Greek Government. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
- Κυβέρνησις ΑΝΤΩΝΙΟΥ Κ. ΣΑΜΑΡΑ - Από 21.06.2012 έως 26.01.2015 (in Greek). General Secretariat of the Greek Government. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
- "Νέο υπουργικό συμβούλιο: Αυτός είναι ο νέος υπουργός Εξωτερικών Νίκος Δένδιας" (in Greek). CNN. Retrieved 8 July 2019.