Georgios S. Koumoutsakos

Member of the European Parliament (Nea Demokratia)

Georgios Koumoutsakos is a Member of the European Parliament (Nea Demokratia). He was born in Athens on September 17, 1961. He is married and has two children.

He studied Political Science at Panteion University. He holds postgraduate degrees in Diplomacy and Strategic Defense Law from the University of Strasbourg and in International Politics from the University of Brussels.

From 1995 to 1997 he served in the Diplomatic Office of the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Kostis Stephanopoulos. He worked at the Permanent Representation of Greece to the Western European Union and the European Union from 1997 to 2001, with responsibility on European Foreign, Security and Defense Policy. From 2001 to 2003 he was placed in the Greek Embassy in Tirana in charge of bilateral relations, Greek minority issues and the EU - Albania relations. Afterwards, he assumed the duties of Head of the cabinet of Mr. Petros Molyviatis, Member of the Hellenic Parliament (State Constituency) and later Foreign Minister.

From March 2004 he was spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In June 2009, he was elected Member of the European Parliament with Nea Demokratia. From September to December 2009 he served as spokesman of the Party in view of the national elections. In July 2010 he was elected member of the Executive Board of Nea Demokratia.

He is a member of the Committee on Transport and Tourism and the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety of the European Parliament. Until January 2012 he was a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Subcommittee on Security and Defence. He is Vice-Chairman of the Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee and a member of the Delegation to the EU-Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Joint Parliamentary Committee.
He is fluent in English and French.


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