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Dimitris Skalkos was born in Athens in 1971. He graduated from the Department of Political Science and International Studies of Panteion University and holds a master's degree in International Relations from the University of Kent. He is currently a PhD candidate in Institutional Economics at the University of the Peloponnese.
He has authored four books on political theory, economic reform and regional development and has published studies in academic journals. He has, also, participated as lecturer in scientific conferences and he regularly writes in scientific magazines as well as the daily press. Since 2004 he has been working on the EU co-financed programmes as a member of the Management Organisation Unit of Development Programmes S.A.
Mr Skalkos has served for several years as consultant and scientific advisor for the Ministry of Environment, Spatial Planning and Public Works, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Economy and Development and the President of the Nea Demokratia, Mr Kyriakos Mitsotakis, on development financing. He is also a member of the Nea Demokratia Action Group towards removing barriers to entrepreneurship, attracting investment and promoting the extroversion of small and medium-sized enterprises.