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Katerina Batzeli

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Katerina Batzeli

Aikaterini Batzeli (Greek: Αικατερίνη Μπατζελή; born 25 May 1958, in Athens) is a Greek politician, Member of Parliament in Greece and a former Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the Panhellenic Socialist Movement, part of the Party of European Socialists. She served as the Minister for Rural Development and Food from 7 October 2009 to 7 September 2010, as part of the First Cabinet of George Papandreou.[1]

As MEP, Batzeli advocated strongly for the retention of the European Union's subsidy program for vineyards[2] One of her last acts as MEP, she co-sponsored the 2009 declaration in support of the Special Olympics.[3]


  1. ^ Economist Intelligence Unit Report Wire Feed http://www.eiu.com/ EIU News Wire, 24 August 2010, Accessed 13 Dec 2010.
  2. ^ Richard Woodard. "Northern Hemisphere grape supply and wine production (selected regions) - forecasts to 2011" Just Drinks Bromsgrove: May 2007. pg. 4
  3. ^ Sarabjit Jagirdar, "MEPS Apporove Written Declaration on Support for Special Olympics in European Union." Hindustan Times 27 April 2009.

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