Maria Kollia-Tsaroucha


6th Deputy Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament
Member of the Hellenic Parliament
She was born in Serres in February 21st 1958
Attorney-at-Law. Graduate of the Law Faculty of the Aristotle University of Thessalonica
Married with a son and a daughter
Parliamentary Activities
She was the first woman elected as member of Parliament in the Prefecture of Serres Member of Parliament of the Prefecture of Serres
In 2000, 2004, 2007 and 2009 with New Democracy and in 2012 after the voting down of the second Memorandum of Agreement and the corresponding loan contract, she was deleted from the Parliamentary group of N.D. and joined the Greek Independent Political party.
In May and June 2012 was re-elected as Member of Parliament of Serres Prefecture with the Greek Independent Political party.
In May (185 votes) and in June (225 votes) respectively of 2012 was elected as the F’ (6th) Vice-President of the Parliament.
She has been: Chairman of the Standing Committee for Cultural Affairs (2007-2009).
Chairman of the special permanent standing committee for the equality and Human rights (2004-2007).
A’ Vice-Chairman of the special standing committee for equality, youth and human rights (2009-2012). Member of the inquiry committee for the investigation of “SIEMENS” case.
She is member of the Parliamentary Committees: Standing Committee on Economic Affairs, Special Permanent Committee on Parliamentary Ethics, Committee on state-owned enterprises, banks, public utility enterprises and social security agencies
Member of the Parliamentary delegation to the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.), She has been appointed Treasurer and member of the I.A.O. Financial Committee.
Social – Political Activities
Member of the Women department of ND since 1983. Candidate member of Parliament in 1996, Member of New Democracy Central Committee.
Responsible for the sector of national Education and Religious Affairs of N.D.
Secretary of social coherence and solidarity of N.D. 2010-2012
Chairman of the parliamentary friendship intergroup of Greece – Belgium Parliaments
Member of the parliamentary friendship intergroup of Greece- Russia Parliaments.
Member of the parliamentary friendship intergroup of Greece-G. Britain Parliaments.
Member of the scientific Board of the Panhellenic Women Organization “Panathinaiki”.
Member of Women charitable fraternity “Emmeleia” of Serres
Member of Serres Nursing home.
Honorable member of the Association of Serres Vlachs “Georgakis Olympios”.
Member of the Lyceum of Greek Women.
Foreign Languages

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