Vice-President, European Parliament
Member, Parliament’s Bureau
Member, Confederal Group of the European United Left – Nordic Green Left
Member, Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
Member, Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
Member, Coalition of the Radical Left
Substitute, Committee on Regional Development
Substitute, Delegation for relations with the People’s Republic of China
Substitute, Delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
Born in 1955 in Athens. Graduated from Varvakeio Junior High School of Athens and studied at the School of Civil Engineering of NTUA (National Technical University of Athens).
He has worked as an engineer and business executive (1980-2004).
Since the age of 18 and his student days, he participates actively and joins the left movement, where he remains since then.
Member of the Presidium of the Central Committee of National Student Union of Greece (1976-1979), of the leadership of the Communist youth organization “Rigas Feraios” and later at the leadership of the “Greek Communist Party of the Interior” (Eurocommunist) and political party of E.AR (“Greek Left”).
Member of the Joint Committee who prepared the common Report between E.AR and the Communist Party of Greece (1988), which led to the formation of the Coalition of the Left. Member of the elected leading bodies of the Coalition of the Left – since its formation as a single party (1992)- and later SYRIZA.
He was elected to the European Parliament (2004-2009) and the Greek Parliament (2009-2014).
Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (2009-2014) and Vice President of the Group of the Unified European Left (UEL).
He was re-elected as MEP in the 2014 European elections. In July of that year, he was elected Vice-President of the European Parliament with 42.1%, a percentage of positive votes, which in his second re-election in January 2017 reached 73.5%.
The new Bureau, in which Dim. Papadimoulis continues to represent the Delegation of the Left GUE-NGL, will run the European Parliament until July 1, 2019. He is the only Greek and the only representative from the GUE-NGL political group at the Presidium of the European Parliament.
Athens: Leonidou str 16-18, 10437, tel. (+30) 210-5291102, email: [email protected]
Brussels: WIB 03 M 069, Rue Wiertz 60, B-1047, tel. (+32) 2 28 37399 – 38399
Strasbourg: LOW T012046, F-67070, tel. +33 2 28 77399, email: [email protected]