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Manfred Weber


My mission is Europe. In July 1972 I was born in the district of Landshut. I went to school in rural Wildenberg about an hour’s drive from Munich. It is where I still live today with my wife. My school career led me from the elementary school in Wildenberg to technical high school and later to a physical engineering degree at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich.Many of the valuable lessons in life I learned as a volunteer for the Catholic youth movement, playing in a band touring the region and participating in village life and the CSU youth organisation. My home and my youth have shaped the person I am today, I am proud of where I am from, just as I am a proud European. I chose to become a candidate for the European Parliament in 2004 because I wanted to work among Europeans. After the European elections in 2019, where I had the honour to be lead candidate for the EPP, I was re-elected EPP Group chair, after having been elected a first time in 2014. In the past ten years, I have worked closely with many EPP parties, because I believe profoundly that the EPP should be present locally to help our partners wherever our voters are.

Thanasis Bakolas

Secretary General

Thanasis Bakolas, Senior Adviser to the Prime Minister, Hellenic Republic, Greece, is the EPP Secretary General since the 1st of June 2022.

Paweł Graś

Compliance Director


Beatrice Primoli

Head of president’s office


Sara Pini

Deputy Head of President’s Office


Hamda M'Rad Dali

Assistant to the President’s Office


Daphné Lamal

Head of the Organization Centre


Charlotte Frizberg

Event Officer


Pavlína Heymans Špačková

Event Officer


Kristina Ilievska

Finance & HR Officer


Guy Volckaert

Internal Organization Manager


Constantijn De Crem

Finance & HR Assistant


Patrick Voller

External Relations Director


Eline Chivot

Senior Policy Adviser (Coordinator)


Ajla Hotic

Senior Policy Adviser


Eva Patrashkova

Senior Policy Adviser


Galina Fomenchenko

Senior Policy Adviser


Julia Lisens-Zalutskaja

Policy Adviser


Claudia Masi

Policy Adviser


Karine Milheiro

Director of Research and Strategic Analysis


Nathan Shepura

Senior Political Adviser


Maïa de la Baume

Spokesperson and Press Director


Angelos Athanasopoulos

National and Regional Press Director


Alexandra Henman

Deputy Spokesperson


Emilie Aakervik

Press assistant


Rok Tus

Multimedia Manager


Kamila Rokošová

Graphic Designer


Moritz Kreis

Video editor


Martin Harangozo

Assistant to the CCC


Koert Dekker

Social Media Assistant