Minister of Transport Communications and Works, Cyprus
Mrs. Vassiliki Anastassiadou was born in Nicosia in 1958. She studied Law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and holds a post graduate studies Degree in European Law (LLM in European Union Law) from the University of Leicester.
During her student years, she was an amateur singer, performing artistic songs and songs with a patriotic theme, particularly after the Turkish invasion in Cyprus. In 1977 she represented Cyprus in a Song Festival, in Edmonton, Canada, during the Commonwealth Games.
She worked as a trainee advocate and successfully acquired the License of a Registered Practicing Advocate. In 1983, she was appointed as Secretary, Parliamentary Committees, in the Parliamentary Committees Service of the House of Representatives, gradually rising through all the ranks of the Service to become its First Secretary. In 1999, in addition to her duties as First Secretary, she was assigned to coordinate the provisional Department of the House commissioned to harmonise Cyprus legislation with the acquis communautaire. In 2002, she was appointed as Director of the newly established European Affairs Service of the House, continuing to work for the successful completion of the harmonisation process of Cyprus’ legislation to the acquis communautaire until Cyprus’ accession to the European Union. In 2007, she was appointed as Director, of the Parliamentary Committees Service and in July 2013 Secretary General of the House of Representatives.
She is married to Mr. Stelios Anastassiades and she has a daughter and a son.
Mrs Anastassiadou, appointed by the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Nicos Anastassiades, assumed office as Minister of Transport, Communications and Works on the 1st of March 2018.