Vassilios Skouris

Dr Skouris is an Emeritus Professor at the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and President of the Governing Board of the Centre of International and European Economic Law (CIEEL).

Vassilios Skouris is a Greek judge who was President of the European Court of Justice from 20032015. A European legal scholar, he served briefly in the government of Greece as Minister of the Interior in 1989 and again in 1996.

He graduated with a degree in law from the Freie Universität Berlin in 1970, and was subsequently awarded a doctorate in constitutional and administrative law at the Universität Hamburg in 1973, where he was an assistant professor from 1972 to 1977. He was a professor of public law at the University of Bielefeld in 1978 and at the University of Thessaloniki in 1982. He was the President of the Greek Economic and Social Council in 1998 and also served as a Member of the Scientific Committee of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs between 19971999.