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House of Parliament
GR - 10021 - Athens

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2021 , 2020 , 2019


In the political groups

  • Member: Group of the European People's Party since 30/09/2019

In the Assembly

  • since 30/09/2019 Substitute - Greece

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)

  • Full Member: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (since 03/10/2019)
  • Full Member: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 30/09/2019 to 26/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Diasporas and Integration (since 30/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Refugee and Migrant Children and Young People (since 02/12/2019)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Diasporas (from 02/12/2019 to 28/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Education, Youth and Sport (since 01/10/2019)
  • Alternate of Ms Foteini PIPILI (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (since 27/01/2020)
  • Alternate of Ms Nina KASIMATI (Full Member): Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development (from 30/09/2019 to 02/10/2019)
  • Alternate of Mr Alexandros TRIANTAFYLLIDIS (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (since 01/10/2019)


Last speeches

29/09/2021 | 17:43:06 Thank you Chair, The previous discussion is linked with the message from the President of the Assembly. We must show leadership, we must pre-empt the future, not just follow developments. We must be proactive. This reminded me of a discussion I had in Munich years ago, with Helmut Kohl, the chancellor who led Germany for 16 years. Over a nice lunch I asked him, what has been the most difficult thing that you did in your political career? He said, to convince people that I could see things... 24/06/2021 | 11:39:05 There are a lot of Greeks around today Mr President. Of course, on behalf of my Minister you are very welcome in Athens, not only for a coffee, but for a nice dinner under the Acropolis. ---- Mr Rik DAEMS: I will take you up on that. ---- Thank you, Mr President. There can be no doubt, frontline countries facing the migration crisis in the Aegean and south eastern Mediterranean Sea should be supported in solidarity and not in suspicion. The borders of Greece, Italy, Spain and Malta are the... 24/06/2021 | 09:28:31 Thank you Chair. On behalf of the Group of the European People's Party I welcome the discussion about the adoption of a common European policy in diaspora. The Rapporteur Mr Paulo PISCO provided us with a thorough report for which I commend him. The international cooperation on diasporas should be encouraged. The diaspora strategy by the EU and its member states is much needed. Strong links with diasporas are very beneficial for countries of origin. In Greece we know it very well. Beside the... 28/01/2020 | 17:28:20 Μετάφραση στα Αγγλικά Thank you very much, Madam Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen, the problem is an old one and one has to look at it historically before it can be understood in its entirety today. About half a century ago, French director François Truffaut made an excellent film entitled “Fahrenheit 451“. Fahrenheit 451 is the degree to which paper burns. So it presented a dystopian society, sometime in the future, where guards of an authoritarian regime invaded the homes of people who wanted...