• Stelios
  • Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left
  • Member
  • Greece Coalition of the Radical Left
  • Date of birth: 27 February 1953, Athina

Speeches in plenary


State of play of the second review of the economic adjustment programme for Greece (debate)

04-04-2017 P8_CRE-REV(2017)04-04(11)

State of play of the second review of the economic adjustment programme for Greece (debate)

14-02-2017 P8_CRE-REV(2017)02-14(12)

Activities of the Committee on Petitions 2015 (A8-0366/2016 - Ángela Vallina)

15-12-2016 P8_CRE-REV(2016)12-15(7.5)

International aviation agreements (B8-1337/2016, B8-1338/2016, B8-1339/2016)

15-12-2016 P8_CRE-REV(2016)12-15(7.6)

EU-Colombia and Peru Trade Agreement (accession of Ecuador) (A8-0362/2016 - Helmut Scholz)

14-12-2016 P8_CRE-REV(2016)12-14(10.4)

Reports - as shadow rapporteur


REPORT on the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition

03-05-2016 A8-0169/2016

Opinions - as rapporteur


OPINION on corruption and human rights in third countries

02-06-2017 DEVE_AD(2017)602794

OPINION on an EU strategy for liquefied natural gas and gas storage

31-08-2016 INTA_AD(2016)585452

OPINION on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the Protocol setting out the fishing opportunities and the financial contribution provided for by the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Community on the one hand, and the Government of Denmark and the Home Rule Government of Greenland, on the other hand

18-02-2016 DEVE_AD(2016)573194

Opinions - as shadow rapporteur


OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive (EU) 2015/849 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing and amending Directive 2009/101/EC

01-12-2016 DEVE_AD(2016)594116

OPINION on Annual Report on the Financial Activities of the European Investment Bank

10-11-2016 DEVE_AD(2016)587476

OPINION on Investing in Jobs and Growth – maximising the contribution of European Structural and Investment Funds: an evaluation of the report under Article 16(3) of the Common Provision Regulation (CPR)

18-10-2016 TRAN_AD(2016)587477

OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the sustainable management of external fishing fleets, repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1006/2008

01-09-2016 DEVE_AD(2016)584189

OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2003/87/EC to enhance cost-effective emission reductions and low-carbon investments

14-07-2016 DEVE_AD(2016)578845

OPINION on the preparation of the post-electoral revision of the MFF 2014-2020: Parliament’s input ahead of the Commission’s proposal

30-05-2016 DEVE_AD(2016)578832

OPINION on the activities, impact and added value of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund between 2007 and 2014

25-04-2016 INTA_AD(2016)577053

OPINION on the EU in a changing global environment – a more connected, contested and complex world

22-02-2016 DEVE_AD(2016)573204

OPINION on the mid-term review of the EU’s Biodiversity Strategy

08-12-2015 DEVE_AD(2015)569717

OPINION on Towards a new international climate agreement in Paris

10-09-2015 DEVE_AD(2015)557325

Motions for resolutions


  Proposition de résolution sur la situation aux Maldives

02-10-2017 B8-0555/2017

NB: This motion for a resolution is available in the original language only.

Motion for a resolution Situation of people with albinism in Malawi and other African countries

02-10-2017 B8-0546/2017

NB: This motion for a resolution is available in the original language only.

Joint motion for a resolution on Myanmar, in particular the situation of Rohingyas

13-09-2017 RC-B8-0525/2017/rev. 1

  Proposition de résolution sur Myanmar: situation des Rohingyas

11-09-2017 B8-0528/2017

NB: This motion for a resolution is available in the original language only.

Motion for a resolution on Laos: notably the cases of Somphone Phimmasone, Lod Thammavong and Soukane Chaithad

11-09-2017 B8-0518/2017

NB: This motion for a resolution is available in the original language only.

  Proposition de résolution sur Gabon: répression de l'opposition

11-09-2017 B8-0515/2017

NB: This motion for a resolution is available in the original language only.

  Proposition de résolution sur le Cambodge et notamment le cas de M. Kem Sokha

11-09-2017 B8-0508/2017

NB: This motion for a resolution is available in the original language only.

Joint motion for a resolution on the situation in Burundi

05-07-2017 RC-B8-0465/2017

Joint motion for a resolution on Eritrea, notably the cases of Abune Antonios and Dawit Isaak

05-07-2017 RC-B8-0464/2017

  Proposition de résolution sur la situation des droits de l'homme au Burundi

03-07-2017 B8-0475/2017

NB: This motion for a resolution is available in the original language only.

Written declarations


Written declaration on the Social and Solidarity Economy

30-11-2016 P8_DCL(2016)0124 Lapsed



Date opened : 30-11-2016
Lapse date : 01-03-2017
Number of signatories : 35 - 02-03-2017

Written declaration on heart failure

24-10-2016 P8_DCL(2016)0110 Lapsed


Annie SCHREIJER-PIERIK , Aldo PATRICIELLO , Cristian-Silviu BUŞOI , Sirpa PIETIKÄINEN , Andrey KOVATCHEV , Pascal ARIMONT , Marc TARABELLA , Victor NEGRESCU , Miriam DALLI , Nicola CAPUTO , Daciana Octavia SÂRBU , Karin KADENBACH , Nessa CHILDERS , Ian DUNCAN , Stelios KOULOGLOU , Monica MACOVEI , Patricija ŠULIN

Date opened : 24-10-2016
Lapse date : 24-01-2017
Number of signatories : 236 - 25-01-2017

Written declaration on establishing an EU-wide practice of reasonably priced airport food and beverages

12-09-2016 P8_DCL(2016)0094 Lapsed


Brian HAYES , Deirdre CLUNE , Stelios KOULOGLOU , Jozo RADOŠ , Fabio DE MASI , José BLANCO LÓPEZ , Lucy ANDERSON , Izaskun BILBAO BARANDICA , Merja KYLLÖNEN , Patricija ŠULIN , Marlene MIZZI

Date opened : 12-09-2016
Lapse date : 12-12-2016
Number of signatories : 45 - 13-12-2016

Written declaration on the overuse or misuse of antibiotics

12-09-2016 P8_DCL(2016)0081 Lapsed


Patricija ŠULIN , Monica MACOVEI , Tomáš ZDECHOVSKÝ , Dubravka ŠUICA , Stelios KOULOGLOU , Alfred SANT , Michela GIUFFRIDA , Salvatore CICU , José Inácio FARIA , Ivana MALETIĆ , Nicola CAPUTO , Marijana PETIR , Stefan ECK , Theodoros ZAGORAKIS , Lola SÁNCHEZ CALDENTEY , Marlene MIZZI , Ivan JAKOVČIĆ , Beatriz BECERRA BASTERRECHEA , Jozo RADOŠ , Doru-Claudian FRUNZULICĂ , Eleftherios SYNADINOS , Renata BRIANO

Date opened : 12-09-2016
Lapse date : 12-12-2016
Number of signatories : 95 - 13-12-2016

Written declaration on the return of stolen cultural goods and combating trafficking

27-04-2016 P8_DCL(2016)0049 Lapsed


Dubravka ŠUICA , Ruža TOMAŠIĆ , Davor Ivo STIER , Andrej PLENKOVIĆ , Patricija ŠULIN , Andrey KOVATCHEV , Ivana MALETIĆ , Tomáš ZDECHOVSKÝ , Marijana PETIR , Bogdan Brunon WENTA , Stelios KOULOGLOU

Date opened : 27-04-2016
Lapse date : 27-07-2016
Number of signatories : 56 - 28-07-2016

Written declaration on signposting of last exits before toll roads

11-04-2016 P8_DCL(2016)0025 Lapsed


Richard SULÍK , Brando BENIFEI , Izaskun BILBAO BARANDICA , Jan KELLER , Merja KYLLÖNEN , Dieter-Lebrecht KOCH , Stelios KOULOGLOU , Tania GONZÁLEZ PEÑAS , Miroslav POCHE , Tibor SZANYI , Olga SEHNALOVÁ , Joachim STARBATTY

Date opened : 11-04-2016
Lapse date : 11-07-2016
Number of signatories : 70 - 12-07-2016

Written declaration on cancer and primary prevention

05-10-2015 P8_DCL(2015)0054 Lapsed


Piernicola PEDICINI , Marco AFFRONTE , Laura AGEA , Daniela AIUTO , Tiziana BEGHIN , David BORRELLI , Fabio Massimo CASTALDO , Ignazio CORRAO , Rosa D'AMATO , Eleonora EVI , Laura FERRARA , Dario TAMBURRANO , Marco VALLI , Marco ZULLO , Rolandas PAKSAS , Nedzhmi ALI , Zigmantas BALČYTIS , Hugues BAYET , Brando BENIFEI , Mara BIZZOTTO , José BLANCO LÓPEZ , Biljana BORZAN , Lynn BOYLAN , Nicola CAPUTO , Nessa CHILDERS , Alberto CIRIO , Therese COMODINI CACHIA , Ian DUNCAN , Ismail ERTUG , Lampros FOUNTOULIS , Enrico GASBARRA , Juan Carlos GIRAUTA VIDAL , Antanas GUOGA , Hans-Olaf HENKEL , Stelios KOULOGLOU , Valentinas MAZURONIS , Victor NEGRESCU , Momchil NEKOV , Demetris PAPADAKIS , Pavel POC , Laurenţiu REBEGA , Matteo SALVINI , Christel SCHALDEMOSE , Ivan ŠTEFANEC , Tibor SZANYI , Ivo VAJGL , Tomáš ZDECHOVSKÝ

Date opened : 05-10-2015
Lapse date : 05-01-2016
Number of signatories : 146 - 06-01-2016

Parliamentary questions


Extensive natural disasters in Samothraki and overall European strategy

03-10-2017 E-006202/2017 Commission

Ryanair mass flight cancellations

29-09-2017 E-006146/2017 Commission

The situation in Sierra Leone

29-09-2017 E-006103/2017 Commission

The contaminated eggs scandal

29-09-2017 E-006102/2017 Commission

VP/HR - The case of Palestinian human rights defender Issa Amro and the Palestinian Cyber Crime Law

26-09-2017 E-005971/2017 Commission

Implementation of the relocation programme agreement

06-09-2017 E-005574/2017 Commission

Major Interpellation - Fires in the European Union this summer

21-07-2017 O-000063/2017 Commission

New generations bear a disproportionate burden of the crisis

20-07-2017 E-005039/2017 Commission

Youth unemployment and inter-generational fairness

20-07-2017 E-005033/2017 Commission

Written explanations of vote



Schengen acquis provisions relating to the Visa Information System in Bulgaria and Romania (A8-0286/2017 - Agustín Díaz de Mera García Consuegra)


Η παρούσα έκθεση αφορά την ένταξη της Βουλγαρίας και της Ρουμανίας στο πλαίσιο της Συμφωνίας του Σέγκεν. Οι διαδικασίες ενσωμάτωσης των δύο χωρών ξεκίνησαν το 2011 και τώρα ψήφισα θετικά την έκθεση καθώς οι δύο χώρες πληρούν τις προδιαγραφές. Πάραυτα, η έκθεση αναφέρει την μερική ένταξη των δύο χωρών και όχι την πλήρη ένταξή τους λόγω κάποιων πολιτικών διαφορών


Safety rules and standards for passenger ships (A8-0167/2017 - Daniela Aiuto)


Η Οδηγία 200/45/EC στοχεύει στην εναρμόνιση των κανόνων ασφαλείας και των ευρωπαϊκών προδιαγραφών για την μετακίνηση των πολιτών κάνοντας χρήση τεχνολογικού εξοπλισμού. Δυστυχώς, η μη ορθή εφαρμογή της οδηγίας από όλους μας οδήγησε στην ανάγκη επανεξέτασης και εξασφάλισης της σωστής εφαρμογής.
Ως σκιώδης εισηγητής της συγκεκριμένης έκθεσης με θέμα τους κανόνες ασφαλείας στα επιβατικά πλοία υπερψήφισα την έκθεση, καθώς οι τροπολογίες ενσωματώθηκαν στο τελικό κείμενο και εν τέλει ορίζεται επιτακτική η βελτίωση των τεχνολογικών υποδομών


Registration of persons sailing on board passenger ships operating to or from ports of the Member States (A8-0168/2017 - Izaskun Bilbao Barandica)


Με βάση τις προτάσεις της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής το 2016 συντάχθηκε η παρούσα έκθεση, η οποία αφορά την καταχώρηση των στοιχείων των επιβατών πλοίων που ταξιδεύουν από και προς κράτη-μέλη της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης. Βασικός στόχος είναι η βελτίωση της ασφάλειας μέσω της ψηφιοποίησης των προσωπικών τους στοιχείων τηρώντας τα μέτρα προστασίας των δεδομένων. Η παροχή του αριθμού κινητού τηλεφώνου και στοιχείων απαραίτητων για κάποια πιθανή ιατρική φροντίδα του επιβάτη είναι απαραίτητα για την σωστή μεταχείρισή του πολίτη σε κάποιο πιθανό ατύχημα. Σύμφωνα με τα παραπάνω, ψήφισα θετικά την έκθεση.


System of inspections for the safe operation of ro-ro ferry and high-speed passenger craft in regular service (A8-0165/2017 - Dominique Riquet)


Ψήφισα θετικά την έκθεση για το σύστημα επιθεώρησης της ασφαλούς λειτουργίας των επιβατηγών οχηματαγωγών και ταχύπλοων επιβατηγών πλοίων σε τακτικά δρομολόγια. Η έκθεση κατείχε τεχνικό χαρακτήρα και υιοθετήθηκε ομόφωνα καθώς προσεγγίστηκε με λογικό υπόβαθρο από όλες τις Κοινοβουλευτικές Ομάδες.


Women’s economic empowerment in the private and public sectors in the EU (A8-0271/2017 - Anna Hedh)


Ψήφισα θετικά την έκθεση με θέμα την οικονομική ενδυνάμωση των γυναικών σε ιδιωτικούς και δημόσιους φορείς της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης καθώς οι περισσότερες από τις τροπολογίες που προτάθηκαν από την Ομάδα της Ευρωπαϊκής Ενωτικής Αριστεράς συμπεριλήφθηκαν στο τελικό κείμενο. Η έκθεση τονίζει την αρνητική επίδραση των πολιτικών της λιτότητας και των ιδιωτικοποιήσεων στην οικονομική εξέλιξη των γυναικών. Ενώ παράλληλα, εξασφαλίζει ως ένα μεγάλο βαθμό την ισότητα μεταξύ των φύλων στον εργασιακό χώρο με στόχο την εξάλειψη των διακρίσεων. Πάραυτα, πρέπει να θεσπιστούν μέτρα με σκοπό την αύξηση της απασχόλησης των γυναικών και την αποφυγή του μισθολογικού διαχωρισμού λόγω φύλου.


The fight against cybercrime (A8-0272/2017 - Elissavet Vozemberg-Vrionidi)


Αδιαμφισβήτητα, ζούμε στην εποχή του διαδικτύου και της ψηφιοποίησης. Το κυβερνοέγκλημα αποτελεί μια νέα μορφή εγκληματικότητας όπου εγκληματικές οργανώσεις αποσκοπούν σε πολιτικό ή χρηματικό κέρδος. Η παρούσα έκθεση περιλαμβάνει προοδευτικά στοιχεία και βεβαιώνει ότι η μάχη ενάντια σε αυτό το φαινόμενο θα βασίζεται στα πλαίσια των ανθρωπίνων δικαιωμάτων και οι ενέργειες ενάντιά του ακολουθούν την συνήθη διαδικασία. Επίσης, τονίζει την επιτακτική ανάγκη βελτίωσης της ιδιωτικότητας στο διαδικτυακό περιβάλλον. Ως εκ τούτου, ψήφισμα θετικά.

EU-Chile Agreement on trade in organic products (A8-0257/2017 - Inmaculada Rodríguez-Piñero Fernández)


. ‒ The first trade agreement between Chile and the EU was signed on 27 April 2017. This agreement belongs to the ‘new generation agreements’, which means that the trade agreement is not only related to the elimination of customs tariffs but also includes important provisions relating to services and investment. In this case, the agreement is related to organic products. Chile will recognise as equivalent all EU organic products, while the EU will recognise as equivalent Chilean products.
However, I consider that the agreement could be misleading for consumers in terms of the distinction between a biological product that meets the requirements imposed on European producers and one from a third country that does not meet those requirements. Therefore I voted against the report.

EU political relations with India (A8-0242/2017 - Cristian Dan Preda)


EU and India are currently working towards enhancing the EU-India Strategic Partnership. The reports highlights the partnership between the EU and India has not reached its full potential and calls also for an EU strategy on India to better coordinate humanitarian aid and development policies, calls for cooperation in the fight against terrorism. However the reference to the Broad Based Trade’s negotiations and the Investment Agreement are issues for which I do not fully support. Therefore I voted abstention.

Objection pursuant to Rule 106: draft Commission implementing Regulation amending Commission implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/6 as regards feed and food subjected to special conditions governing the import of feed and food originating in or consigned from Japan following the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power station (B8-0502/2017)


Following the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power station, special conditions governing the import of feed and food origination from Japan were laid. As member of the GUE/NGL I consider that the precautionary principle should prevail when there is a safety risk of food contamination. Weakening checks and controls might put at risk citizen’s health. Nevertheless, we should have in mind that this incident might have some impact with the on-going EU-JAPAN trade agreement, which is still negotiated. Therefore I voted in favour of this resolution.

EU-Iceland Agreement on the protection of geographical indications for agricultural products and foodstuffs (A8-0254/2017 - David Borrelli)


GUE/NGL welcome this agreement that is reinforcing the recognition of the EU GIs by Iceland, and is opening the way to recognise more in the future, and those that Iceland could propose in the future. It is essential for the EU not only on an economic level, but also on a cultural level to protect our European GIs for agricultural products and foodstuffs since local communities and producers are supported this way. The EU should continue to undertake efforts to provide a high level of protection of its GI agricultural products. It is a pity that CETA in comparison is very poor in this respect because less than 10% of the EU GIs are protected by CETA. The EU should ensure that GI products will not be exposed to misuse and counterfeiting. I voted in favour of the report.



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