Spyros Simitis

A professor of labor and the civil code as well as information technology in Germany for many years now, Spyros Simitis is tenured at Frankfurt University. He also heads the Institute for Research on Personal Data and is chairman of the European Union’s committee of experts that hammered out the Charter of Fundamental Rights on which the European Constitution is based. Head of the German bioethics committee, he has been declared a corresponding member of the Academy of Athens. Last week, he was made honorary doctor of the Law School of the University of Athens.