Elena Kountoura, Member of the European Parliament

Confederal Group of the European United Left – Nordic Green Left (The Left)

  • Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) – coordinator
  • Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM)
  • Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE)
  • Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean

Substitute (DMED)

  • Delegation for relations with the Mashreq countries (DMAS)
  • Delegation for relations with the Korean Peninsula (DKOR)
  • Member of the Greek Parliament (2004-2019), elected six times in the First District of Athens.
  • Minister of Tourism of Greece (Jan 2015 -May 2019), in the government of Alexis Tsipras.

Recipient of several prestigious awards for her work in the field of tourism, including:

Tourism Minister of the Year 2018-2019 global award in ITB Berlin, by PATWA

Global Champion 2019 award for Destination Stewardship, by the World Travel & Tourism

Council (WTTC)

“Tourism Strategy and Resilience” 2019 global award, by the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPTI)

  • MEP, elected with the SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance party (May 2019).