Greek politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) as a member of the European United Left-Nordic Green Left. Since 2014 he is the only Greek and the only representative from the GUE-NGL political group at the Presidium of the European Parliament. Born in 1955 in Athens. Graduated with distinction from Varvakeio Junior High School of Athens and studied with scholarship at the School of Civil Engineering of NTUA (National Technical University of Athens). He has worked as an engineer and business executive (1980-2004). Since the age of 18 and his student days, he participates actively and joins the left movement, where he remains since then. Member of the Presidium of the Central Committee of National Student Union of Greece (1976-1979), of the leadership of the Communist youth organization "Rigas Feraios" and later at the leadership of the "Greek Communist Party of the Interior" (Eurocommunist) and political party of E.AR ("Greek Left"). Member of the Joint Committee who prepared the common Report between E.AR and the Communist Party of Greece (1988), which led to the formation of the Coalition of the Left. - - Member of the elected leading bodies of the Coalition of the Left - since its formation as a single party (1992)- and later SYRIZA. He was elected to the European Parliament (2004-2009) and the Greek Parliament (2009-2014). Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (2009-2014) and Vice President of the Group of the Unified European Left (UEL). He was re-elected as MEP in the 2014 European elections. At the suggestion of Alexis Tsipras, he was unanimously elected head of the SYRIZA delegation at the European Parliament. In July 2014, he was elected Vice-President of the European Parliament with a percentage of positive votes 42.1%. He was re-elected Vice President in January 2017 with a new percentage of positive votes measuring 73.5%.• In the Parliamentary Evaluation Report on the term 2014-2019, published by "Vote Watch Europe", Dimitris Papadimoulis was evaluated as the Greek MEP with the greatest influence on the European Institutions. 2019 - now Member of European Parliament. Elected first, with the highest number of votes among the SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance MEPs (272.835 votes). Head of the SYRIZA delegation at the EP. Vice President of the European Parliament with a percentage of 60.5%.He is a full member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) and the Committee on Budgets (BUDG) and a substitute member of the Committee on Regional Development (REGI).
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