Maria Spyraki

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Maria Spyraki

Μαρία Σπυράκη
Maria Spyraki 2014.jpg
Member of the European Parliament
for Greece
Assumed office
Spokesperson of New Democracy
In office
31 December 2014 – 26 January 2015
Preceded by Anna Asimakopoulou
Succeeded by Kostas Karagounis
Personal details
Born (1965-09-11) 11 September 1965 (age 54)
Larissa, Greece
Nationality Greek
Political party Nea Dimokratia
Alma mater University of Thessaloniki, London School of Journalism
Profession Journalist, politician
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Maria Spyraki (Greek: Μαρία Σπυράκη; born 11 September 1965) is a Greek journalist, politician and a member of the European Parliament (MEP) for New Democracy.

Early life

Maria Spyraki was born in Larissa in 1965. She studied chemistry at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and then at the London School of Journalism.

Political career

In the 2014 European Parliament election, Spyraki was elected one of five MEPs on the Nea Dimokratia list; she was elected first in order with 248.350 votes. She affiliates with the parliamentary group of the European People's Party (EPP) and is member of the Committee on Regional Development and member of the Delegation to the EU-Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Joint Parliamentary Committee.[1]

On 31 December 2014, ahead of the Greek legislative election, she was shortly appointed Nea Dimokratia's spokesperson.[2] After the elections she was however replaced by Kostas Karagounis in order to return to her duties at the European Parliament.[3]


  1. ^ "Maria Spyraki". European Parliament. Retrieved 26 March 2015.
  2. ^ "MEP M. Spyraki is the new voice of the ND party". Proto Thema. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 26 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Costas Karagounis, the new ND Party Spokesman". Newsbomb. 26 January 2015. Retrieved 26 March 2015.

External links

  • Official website (in Greek) (in English)
  • Personal profile of Maria Spyraki in the European Parliament's database of members

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