Agriculture Ministerial in 2010 › Greece - Katerina Batzeli
Greece - Katerina Batzeli
Ministry of Rural Development and Food, Greece
Ms Katerina Batzeli
Minister for Rural Development and Food
Katerina Batzeli became Minister for Rural Development and Food in October 2009. She is also a member of the national parliament of Greece and a former Secretary-General of the Ministry of Agriculture with responsibility for European and international affairs.
Ms Batzeli served as a Member of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2009. During this time she chaired the European Parliament's Committee on Culture, Education and Youth in 2007-2009 and was Co-ordinator of the Socialist Group on agriculture policies in 2004-2007. She was also a member of the Committee on Agriculture & Agricultural Development and the Temporary Committee on Climate Change, as well as the committees on Economic & Monetary Affairs and Women's Rights and Gender Equality.
Between 1997 and 2004 she worked as a consultant on food, agriculture and rural development to the private sector and trade unions.