George Koumoutsakos

Shadow Foreign Minister
New Democracy Party

George Koumoutsakos is a member of the Hellenic Parliament for the 2nd Constituency of Athens and Nea Demokratia’s Shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs. In May 2017 he was appointed Nea Demokratia’s contact person for Brexit with the EPP. He is a member of the National Council for Foreign Policy and of the Standing Committee for National Defense & Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Parliament.

He was first elected in January 2015 and was re-elected in September 2015.

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 (magna cum laude distinction).

He became a career Diplomat at the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1992, serving at the diplomatic office of President Kostis Stephanopoulos, at the Permanent Representation of Greece to the WEU in Brussels and at the Greek Embassy in Tirana.

He was the Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from March 2004 till the European elections of June 2009. He was a Member of the European Parliament (EPP/Nea Demokratia) from 2009-2014. In 2013 he was elected "MEP of the Year" in the Transport category. He was awarded the "Eukrantis Award" in May 2014 for his contribution to the international promotion of Greek shipping during his service as a Member of the European Parliament.

He was the Spokesman of Nea Demokratia from January to November 2016.