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Marie Panayotopoulos-Cassiotou (born on 29 July 1952 in Chios) is a Greek politician and Member of the European Parliament with the New Democracy, part of the European People's Party and is vice-chair of the European Parliament's Committee on Petitions.

She has a seat in its Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, its Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality and has a substitute seat for the Committee on Legal Affairs.


1974: Graduate in Greek and French literature (Athens)
1976: Graduate in Byzantine and modern Greek literature (Athens)
1977: diplôme d'études approfondies (DEA - University of Paris I: Panthéon-Sorbonne)
1982: Doctorate in History (Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne 1982), Diploma in History and Byzantine Culture (Bari)
1983: Specialist in Education and Vocational Guidance (Lyon II)


1975: Assistant French teacher
1980-1990 Language teacher in lower and upper secondary schools in Greece (1984-1990 in Germany)
1990-1996: Educational and vocational guidance counsellor Germany
1993-1994: Deputy educational coordinator for Western Europe (Greece)
Teacher of modern Greek language and literature and Byzantine literature at the University of Bonn
1996-1997: Lexicographic research (Bonn, Germany)
1996-2003: Involved in compilation of Byzantine-Greek dictionary


Member of Stuttgart (1984-1990) and Bonn (1990-2004) New Democracy Movement
1998-2004: Representative of the Greek Confederation of Large Families in COFACE


1994: Silver Cross of the Legion of Honour of Germany

See also: European Parliament election, 2004 (Greece)

External links

European Parliament biography of Marie Panayotopoulos-Cassiotou (incl. Speeches, Questions and Motions)
Declaration (PDF) of financial interests (Greek)

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