The European Parliament Liaison Office in the UK
Our job is to raise awareness of the European Parliament (EP) and the EU generally, and to encourage you to vote in European parliamentary elections. We are not politicians (that's the task of your MEPs) and are not there to influence your views about the EU. We have offices in London and in Edinburgh.
- We hold lots of public events at Europe House and across the country, bringing stakeholders and the public together with their MEPs, academics and think-tanks.
- We organise press briefings and keep the media informed of news stories from Brussels and Strasbourg.
- Every year, we answer thousands of enquiries, distribute publications and attend exhibitions nationwide.
- We work closely with teachers, educationalists and bodies involved in active citizenship to produce and distribute free and neutral resources about the EP and EU.
- Our outreach team develops links with trade bodies, professions, companies, NGOs and anyone else who has an interest in European affairs and the role of the EP.
European Parliament Liaison Office in the UK - London Office
Daniel Ractliffe - Acting Head of Office
Tel. 020 7227 4332
Daniel joined the European Parliament Information office in London in 2016 following a four-year posting to the European Parliament's Rome office. During that time he was responsible for the institutional European Parliament elections campaign of 2014.
Dominic Brett - Head of Public Affairs
Tel. 020 7227 4300
Olga Dziewulska - Press Attachée
tel. 07786 060 531
Olga started her adventure with the European Parliament as a trainee in the press office where she got instantly hooked. She re-joined us as a Press Attachée in April this year and is managing the press agenda and media outreach activities. Born in Poland and educated in the UK, Olga has a keen interest in the EU's relations with the media, euroscepticism and the role of social media in public services. In her spare time you are most likely to find her taking photos, baking bread or packing a bag for another adventure.
Eva Bese-Gal - PA to Head of UK Office
tel 020 7227 4348
Eva joined the UK Office in January 2009 after working for the Hungarian Translation Unit of the EP in Luxembourg. In addition to her role of Personal Assistant to the Head of Office her main area of responsibility includes various HR tasks. In her free time she enjoys time with her family and exploring art exhibitions in London.
Michelle Flood - Public information requests & Research
Tel. 020 7227 4339
Michelle studied Business and Languages in Loughborough. She has worked in merchant banking in the City and for the European Commission's Representation in London. After spending five years in South Africa, she returned to the UK in 2002 to take up a post with the European Parliament. Her main responsibilities are research and providing answers to questions posed by the general public, academics and the business community.
Gerassimos Galiatsatos - Administration and Finance
Tel. 020 7227 4334
Gerassimos (known also as Makis) comes from the beautiful Greek island of Cephalonia. His main responsibilities are to deal with public procurement contracts and managing various office administration and logistic issues. Makis studied accounting in Greece and spent several years working in the Sahara in international engineering and construction before moving to the European Parliament in Luxembourg and then to the London Office. Makis holds an MA in Politics & European Studies from London Metropolitan University and an MA in Political Communications from City University, London.
Riina Lynam - Public Affairs
Tel. 020 7227 4308
Riina joined the European Parliament Press Service in 2005 dealing with press and also organised events for journalists. In 2009 Riina decided to broaden her experience by taking a career-break. She worked in the Estonian diplomatic service in London as well as the exciting world of corporate counter espionage. In January 2013 she rejoined the European Parliament to deal with TV and radio crews from all over the EU and the world.
Egle Puleikyte - Finance and Administration Coordinator
Tel. 020 7227 4337
Egle joined the London office in September 2011. Before that, she worked in the financial management unit of DG Interpretation in Brussels.
Christin Nilsson - Finance
Tel. 020 7227 4300
Christin joined us in 2014.
Elisabeth Sweeney - Outreach/Regional Liaison (on leave)
Tel. 020 7227 4328
Elisabeth is currently on leave. Should you wish to speak to someone, please contact the office on the email above.
Elisabeth is a northerner through and through yet with that "je ne sais quoi" resulting from 30 years of working in the European Parliament in Brussels, Strasbourg and Luxembourg.
In the London office her main focus is on outreach beyond the Westminster bubble to the regions of Great Britain to explain the workings of the European Parliament and its MEPs.