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Maria Spyraki

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Maria Spyraki
Μαρία Σπυράκη
Member of the European Parliament
for Greece
In office
1 July 2014 – 16 July 2024
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 58)
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 Greek journalist, politician and a member of the European Parliament (MEP) for New Democracy.

Early life[edit]

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[edit]

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, Spyraki 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]

In addition to her committee assignments, Spyraki is part of the European Parliament Intergroup on Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas[4] and the MEPs Against Cancer group.[5]


  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.
  4. ^ Members 2019-2024 European Parliament Intergroup on Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas.
  5. ^ MAC MEPs in the 2019-24 legislature MEPs Against Cancer.

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