Maria Spyraki

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Maria Spyraki
Μαρία Σπυράκη
Maria Spyraki 2014.jpg
Greek journalist and MEP Maria Spyraki in 2014.
Member of the European Parliament
for Greece
Assumed office
Spokesperson of New Democracy
In office
31 December 2014 – 26 January 2015
Preceded byAnna Asimakopoulou
Succeeded byKostas Karagounis
Personal details
Born (1965-09-11) 11 September 1965 (age 57)
Larissa, Greece
Political partyNea Dimokratia
Alma materUniversity of Thessaloniki, London School of Journalism
ProfessionJournalist, politician

Maria Spyraki (Greek: Μαρία Σπυράκη; born 11 September 1965) is a member of the European Parliament (MEP) for Nea Dimokratia party - European People's Party (EPP), and a Greek journalist

Professional Experience[edit]

  • 2014 – now: MEP, Nea Dimokratia party - European People's Party (EPP), European Parliament
  • 2017-2019 and 2014-2015: Spokesperson, Nea Demokratia
  • 2004-2009: Associate for Communication, Office of the EU Commissioner for Greece, Mr Stavros Dimas.
  • 2003-2004: Journalist - European Parliament's Press Office
  • 1990 – 2014: Journalist – political report, newspapers "Ependitis", "Exousia", "Thessaloniki", "Aggelioforos", "Imerisia tou Savvatou" and television networks SKAI, STAR, ALTER and MEGA

Academic qualifications[edit]

  • MSc in Energy Law, Business, Regulation and Policy, International University of Greece
  • Chemistry Degree, Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Additional Information[edit]

Seminars – Vocational training[edit]

Summer classes - College of Europe, Bruges:[edit]

  • Intensive Seminar on the EU, July 2014
  • Negotiations in Practice-Towards effective exercises with and within the EU, June 2015
  • Energy Union Summer School, June–July 2016

Lifelong programs - Vocational training centre, Kapodistrian University of Athens[edit]

  • Crisis Management Consultant
  • Economic Crisis of 2010


  • Journalism and social media training course, London School of Journalism

Publications - Editor and book Author[edit]

  • Circular Economy, Digital Transformation: Two Ways to Work with European Funding. Tziola Publications (ISBN 978-960-418-072-1).
  • The Tomb of Amphipolis: An opportunity for the development of the region. Tziola Publications (ISBN 978-960-418-864-2).

Honours and awards[edit]

  • 2019: MEP of the Year 2019 for Industry, Research and Innovation.
  • 2019: Ambassador for Safe Internet (# SaferInternet4E)



  • Committee on Industry, Research, and Energy (ITRE)
  • Vice-Chair at Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China


  • Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI)
  • Committee on Regional Development (REGI)
  • Delegation to the EU-North Macedonia Joint Parliamentary Committee


  • Writers' Union of Macedonia-Thrace

Language skills[edit]

  • Greek (mother tongue)
  • English and French


External links[edit]

Media related to Maria Spyraki at Wikimedia Commons