Dora Bakoyannis

Dora Bakoyannis

Member of the Hellenic Parliament

New Democracy Party, Greece

Dora Bakoyannis is a member of the Greek Parliament, and Chairperson of the Intergroup Committee of the Development of Thrace. She has been elected as a member of the Greek Parliament since 1989. She is Chairperson of the Greek Parliamentary Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, while in January 2021, she was elected Vice President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. She studied law, political sciences and communication in Munich and Athens.

She was the first female Mayor of Athens (2002-2006) and the first female Greek Foreign Minister (2006-2009), the highest post ever held by a woman in a Greek government. In 2009, she was elected the First Female Foreign Associate of the French Academy in Humanities and Political Sciences.

As a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe she was President of the Committee of Political Affairs and Democracy from 2014 until 2016. She has been the Co-Rapporteur for the Russian Federation (Monitoring Committee). She served as Rapporteur for the functioning of democratic institutions in Poland (Monitoring Committee), while currently she serves as Rapporteur for Multilateralism, Rapporteur for Kosovo and preserves her role as Rapporteur for the Syrian crisis (Political Committee).

Dora Bakoyannis is worldwide known for her adamant stance against terrorism.


Thursday 27

  • 18.00 - 18.40

    "3+1": The Interparliamentary Forum


    location_onArtemis Hall | European Cultural Centre of Delphi