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Niki Tzavela

Niki Tzavela (Greek: Νίκη Τζαβέλλα; born 30 June 1947 in Lamia) is 1 of the 22 Greek MEPs[1] in the European parliament. She headed the EP list of LAOS. She is Vice-Chair of the Delegation for Relations with the United States of America and Vice-Chair of the Europe of Freedom and Democracy Group in the European Parliament. She is a Member of the Committee on Industry, Research, and Energy and a Member of the Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee. She has also been a MP in the Greek parliament between 1994 and 1996.

Former non political positions include Head of the Greek Manpower Employment Organisation (1989-1993), Vice-Chair of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games Organising Committee (OEOA), and Vice-Chair of the Kokkalis Foundation.

Tzavela attained her Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Psychology from Howard University in Washington, DC and her Master’s in Labour Economics from Leeds University.

She is a Board Member of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

She is the only Greek MEP that voted in favor of ACTA on 4 July 2012.[2]


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