Elena Kountoura is Member of the European Parliament for Greece. She is appointed coordinator of the Left Group at the Transport and Tourism Committee TRAN and member of the Committees on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality FEMM, Industry Research & Energy ITRE, and Artificial Intelligence AIDA.
She is also member of the Delegations of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean Substitute DMED, for relations with the Mashreq countries DMAS and for relations with the Korean Peninsula DKOR.
Previously, she had served as Minister of Tourism of Greece (2015 – 2019), and was recipient of several prestigious awards, including “Tourism Minister of the Year 2019” in ITB Berlin, and “Global Champion 2019” for Destination Stewardship, by the World Travel & Tourism Council, WTTC.
During her long-standing political career since 2004 she was elected six times as Member of the Greek Parliament in the First District of Athens. She had also been appointed Secretary to the Standing Committee on Monitoring the Decisions of the European Court of Human Rights, and Member of the Greek Parliamentary Assembly at the Council of Europe, PACE.
Elena Kountoura is also President of Europa Donna Hellas, the Greek Branch of the European Coalition for Breast Cancer Europa Donna, advocating for the prevention and awareness of breast cancer, and for claiming rights to better services for patients with cancer.