30 September – 1 October 2019
CEPS, Brussels

Maria Spyraki , MEP


Maria Spyraki is a Greek journalist, politician and a member of the European Parliament (MEP) for New Democracy.

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.

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