Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou

Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou is a Greek politician who served as a Member of the European Parliament from 1999 to 2014, and served as First Vice-President of the European Parliament from 2007 to 2009. She is the current Regional Governor of the Ionian Islands.

Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou
Regional Governor of the Ionian Islands
Assumed office
1 September 2019
First Vice-President of
the European Parliament
In office
16 January 2007  14 July 2009
PresidentHans-Gert Pöttering
Preceded byAlejo Vidal-Quadras Roca
Succeeded byGiovanni Pittella
Personal details
Political partyNew Democracy

She was born and brought up at the island of Zakynthos, Greece. She studied Sociology (specialising in political sociology) at the University of Geneva (Switzerland). Her postgraduate studies followed at the Institute of European Studies of the same university. She was first elected as an MEP in 1999. She was re-elected in 2004 and in 2009. Her parliamentary work was rich and multifaceted with numerous interventions on issues like European integration, regional cohesion and economic development of Europe, the upgrading of women's participation and the presence of the EU at international level.