Margaritis Schinas

Chief Spokesman
European Commission

Margaritis Schinas (1962, GR) holds an MSc on Public Administration and Public Policy from the London School of Economics, a Diploma of Advanced European Studies on European Administrative Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges and a Degree in Law from the Aristotelean University of Thessaloniki.

Mr. Schinas has worked for the European Commission since 1990 in various positions of responsibility mainly in the private offices of Commissioners.

Mr. Schinas was elected Member of the European Parliament in September 2007. Upon the completion of his parliamentary term of office, Mr. Schinas returned to the Commission and as of February 2010 was appointed by President Barroso as Deputy Head of the Bureau of European Policy Advisers.

Mr. Schinas later served as Resident Director and Head of the Athens Office of DG ECFIN.

As of 1.11.2014, President Juncker appointed Mr. Schinas Chief European Commission Spokesperson.

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