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The Mediterranean Hybrid Forum 2021
18-22 October 2021
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George Koumoutsakos
Alternate Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy, Hellenic Republic

// Short bio

George Koumoutsakos is a Member of the Hellenic Parliament for the B1 North Constituency of Athens, elected with the Nea Demokratia party.

He is the Chairman of the Greece-Libya Friendship Group of the Hellenic Parliament.

He is a member of the Standing Committee on National Defence and Foreign Affairs and of the Standing Committee on Public Administration, Public Order and Justice

He was first elected as an MP in January 2015 and re-elected in September 2015 and July 2019.

He was the alternate minister for Migration Policy from January 2020 to January 2021.

He was the alternate minister for Citizen Protection, responsible for Migration policy from July 2019 to January 2020.

He is a member of the following committees of the Hellenic Parliament: Standing Committee for National Defense and Foreign Affairs, Standing Committee on Public Administration, Public Order and Justice, Special Standing Committee on European affairs.

He served as Shadow Foreign Minister from November 2016 to July 2019.

He was a Member of the Regional Council of Attica from May 2014 to January 2016, heading a party that was supported by Nea Demokratia.

He was elected as Member of the European Parliament (MEP) with the European People’s Party (EPP)/ Nea Demokratia from 2009-2014,

As a Diplomat, from 1995 to 2009 held various posts in Greece and abroad for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece.

He studied Political Science at Panteion University. He holds postgraduate degrees in Diplomacy and Defense Policy from the University of Strasbourg and in International Politics from the University of Brussels.

He is fluent in English and French.