Apostolos Tzitzikostas 

President of the European Committee of the Regions (2020 - 2022) 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Apostolos Tzitzikostas was born on September 2, 1978. He studied Government and International Relations at Georgetown University, in Washington DC. After graduating in 2000, he had his first working experience at the Office of the President of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the United States Congress. In 2002 he obtained a Masters Degree on European Public Policy and Economics from the University College of London. Following his studies, he created his own company on the field of production, processing and standardization of dairy products, based on organic standards.

In 2007, he was elected Member of the Greek Parliament with the Nea Demokratia Party (EPP) in the First District of Thessaloniki. In the Regional Elections of November 2010 he was elected Vice-Governor of the Region of Central Macedonia and Head of the Metropolitan Area of Thessaloniki. On the Regional Elections of May 2014 he was elected Governor of the Region of Central Macedonia, and on the Regional Elections of May 2019 was re-elected Governor of the Region of Central Macedonia. On November 2019 he was elected President of the Association of Greek Regions.

Since 2015 he is a Member of the European Committee of the Regions. In July 2017, he was elected Head of the Greek Delegation and Vice-President of the European Committee of the Regions. He fluently speaks English and French and his articles are regularly being published in Greek and foreign newspapers and magazines.​​


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Speeches

  • Europe Day - Message to the young generations

    Date: 09/05/2022
  • Europe Day - Message to Members

    Date: 09/05/2022
  • Plenary of the Conference on the Future of Europe

    Date: 29/04/2022
  • European capitals of inclusion and diversity ceremony

    Date: 28/04/2022
  • Conference on the Future of Europe, Strasbourg

    Date: 08/04/2022
  • CoR Working Group on Ukraine Meeting

    Date: 30/03/2022
  • Conference on the Future of Europe - Plenary session

    Date: 11/03/2022
  • Marseille Summit - The Manifesto of local and regional leaders - Building the House of European Democracy

    Date: 04/03/2022
  • Marseille Summit - Opening speech

    Date: 03/03/2022
  • European Union's cities and regions strongly condemn the Russian military aggression of Ukraine

    Date: 25/02/2022
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    1. Russian | русский(215.84 KB - PDF)Download
      European Union's cities and regions strongly condemn the Russian military aggression of Ukraine
    2. Ukranian | український(216.51 KB - PDF)Download
      European Union's cities and regions strongly condemn the Russian military aggression of Ukraine
    3. български(109.45 KB - PDF)Download
      Градовете и регионите в Европейския съюз категорично осъждат руската военна агресия срещу Украйна
    4. Čeština(136.84 KB - PDF)Download
      Města a regiony Evropské unie ostře odsuzují ruskou vojenskou agresi vůči Ukrajině
    5. dansk(43.46 KB - PDF)Download
      EU's byer og regioner fordømmer på det kraftigste Ruslands militære aggression mod Ukraine
    6. Deutsch(44.18 KB - PDF)Download
      Städte und Regionen der Europäischen Union verurteilen den russischen Überfall auf die Ukraine auf das Schärfste
    7. ελληνικά(218.5 KB - PDF)Download
      Οι δήμοι και οι περιφέρειες της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης καταδικάζουν απερίφραστα τη ρωσική στρατιωτική επίθεση στην Ουκρανία
    8. español(42.85 KB - PDF)Download
      Las ciudades y regiones de la Unión Europea condenan enérgicamente la agresión militar rusa a Ucrania
    9. eesti(133.96 KB - PDF)Download
      Euroopa Liidu linnad ja piirkonnad mõistavad karmilt hukka Venemaa sõjalise agressiooni Ukraina vastu
    10. suomi(133.24 KB - PDF)Download
      Euroopan unionin kunnat ja alueet tuomitsevat jyrkästi Venäjän aseellisen hyökkäyksen Ukrainaan
    11. français(138.97 KB - PDF)Download
      Les villes et les régions de l’Union européenne condamnent fermement l’agression militaire de la Russie contre l’Ukraine
    12. Gaeilge(137.92 KB - PDF)Download
      Cáineann cathracha agus réigiúin an Aontais Eorpaigh go neamhbhalbh ionsaí míleata na Rúise ar an Úcráin
    13. hrvatski(134.62 KB - PDF)Download
      Gradovi i regije Europske unije oštro osuđuju rusku vojnu agresiju na Ukrajinu
    14. magyar(140.06 KB - PDF)Download
      Az Európai Unió városai és régiói határozottan elítélik az Ukrajna elleni orosz katonai agressziót
    15. italiano(43.03 KB - PDF)Download
      Le città e le regioni dell'Unione europea condannano fermamente l'aggressione militare russa contro l'Ucraina
    16. lietuvių(134.84 KB - PDF)Download
      Europos Sąjungos miestai ir regionai griežtai smerkia Rusijos karinę agresiją prieš Ukrainą
    17. latviešu(138.15 KB - PDF)Download
      Eiropas Savienības pilsētas un reģioni stingri nosoda Krievijas militāro agresiju Ukrainā
    18. Malti(143.6 KB - PDF)Download
      Il-bliet u r-reġjuni tal-Unjoni Ewropea jikkundannaw bil-qawwa l-aggressjoni armata mir-Russja kontra l-Ukrajna
    19. Nederlands(140.38 KB - PDF)Download
      De steden en regio’s van de Europese Unie veroordelen met klem de Russische militaire agressie tegen Oekraïne
    20. polski(141 KB - PDF)Download
      Miasta i regiony Unii Europejskiej zdecydowanie potępiają rosyjską agresję wojskową na Ukrainie
    21. português(42.86 KB - PDF)Download
      Municípios e regiões da União Europeia condenam veementemente a agressão militar russa à Ucrânia
    22. română(140.61 KB - PDF)Download
      Orașele și regiunile Uniunii Europene condamnă cu fermitate agresiunea militară rusă a Ucrainei
    23. slovenčina(139.55 KB - PDF)Download
      Mestá a regióny Európskej únie dôrazne odsudzujú ruskú vojenskú agresiu voči Ukrajine
    24. slovenščina(135.5 KB - PDF)Download
      Mesta in regije Evropske unije odločno obsojajo rusko vojaško agresijo na Ukrajino
    25. svenska(42.73 KB - PDF)Download
      Europeiska unionens städer och regioner fördömer kraftfullt det ryska militära angreppet mot Ukraina
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  • High-level CoR plenary debate on cohesion implementation

    Date: 27/01/2022
  • Plenary debate on the EU Green Deal - sustainable smart mobility in our regions, cities and villages

    Date: 27/01/2022
  • Launch of the Zero Pollution Platform

    Date: 16/12/2021
  • Speech by President Tzitzikostas - Meeting of the conference of presidents of italian regions

    Date: 09/12/2021
  • Discours du Président Tzitzikostas – Débat avec Emmanuel Macron - Président de la République française, session plénière du Comité européen des régions

    Date: 01/12/2021
  • "EU Green Deal: from local to global" COP26 event organised by the European Committee of the Regions

    Date: 12/11/2021
  • Berlin Conference 2021 – Europe bottom-up!

    Date: 09/11/2021
  • October plenary – Debate on the Conference on the Future of Europe

    Date: 14/10/2021
  • COP15 TO COP26: Raising ambition, stronger governance for our biodiversity and our climate

    Date: 13/10/2021
  • Natural disasters: responding to emergencies and building resilience in cities and regions

    Date: 13/10/2021
  • October plenary – priorities of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

    Date: 13/10/2021
  • EU Annual Regional and Local Barometer 2021

    Date: 12/10/2021
    Available languages (6)
    1. Deutsch(829.25 KB - PDF)Download
      EU Annual Regional and Local Barometer 2021
    2. ελληνικά(831.01 KB - PDF)Download
      EU Annual Regional and Local Barometer 2021
    3. español(782.24 KB - PDF)Download
      EU Annual Regional and Local Barometer 2021
    4. français(817.91 KB - PDF)Download
      EU Annual Regional and Local Barometer 2021
    5. italiano(677.54 KB - PDF)Download
      EU Annual Regional and Local Barometer 2021
    6. polski(822.46 KB - PDF)Download
      EU Annual Regional and Local Barometer 2021
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  • Speech by President Tzitzikostas - Covenant of Mayors - 07 October 2021

    Date: 07/10/2021
  • Speech by President Tzitzikostas - Charlemagne Prize 1 October

    Date: 01/10/2021
  • The Green City Accord- Speeding-up Europe's Green Transition

    Date: 22/09/2021
  • Speech by President Tzitzikostas - The place of regions in the European Union's architecture – 29 June 2021

    Date: 29/06/2021
  • Speech by President Tzitzikostas - Local Dialogue On Europe Day

    Date: 09/05/2021
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    1. français(420.43 KB - PDF)Download
      Discours Du President Tzitzikostas - Dialogue Local a l’occasion de la Journee de l’Europe
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  • CoR President Speech_COVID 19 debate

    Date: 18/03/2021
  • SPEECH BY PRESIDENT TZITZIKOSTAS - Debate on the Renovation wave in regions, cities & villages

    Date: 18/03/2021
  • SPEECH BY PRESIDENT TZITZIKOSTAS_CoR plenary debate with European Council President Charles Michel

    Date: 17/03/2021
  • Speech by president Tzitzikostas, debate on EU-UK agreement and territorial consequences of Brexit (141st Plenary session)

    Date: 09/12/2020
  • Closing Session – President's Briefing: EuroPCom 2020: Time for Communica[c]tion

    Date: 08/12/2020
  • Debate on stepping up climate ambition during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Date: 08/12/2020
  • Debate on the German presidency

    Date: 13/10/2020
    Available languages (21)
    1. български(2.01 MB - PDF)Download
      Дебат относно германското председателство
    2. Čeština(1.99 MB - PDF)Download
      Diskuse o německém předsednictví
    3. dansk(1.98 MB - PDF)Download
      Debat om det tyske formandskab
    4. Deutsch(2.35 MB - PDF)Download
      Debatte über den deutschen EU-Ratsvorsitz
    5. español(1.99 MB - PDF)Download
      Debate sobre la presidencia alemana
    6. eesti(1.95 MB - PDF)Download
      Arutelu Saksamaa eesistumise üle
    7. suomi(1.96 MB - PDF)Download
      Keskustelu Saksan puheenjohtajuuskaudesta
    8. français(2.34 MB - PDF)Download
      Débat sur la présidence allemande
    9. hrvatski(1.98 MB - PDF)Download
      Rasprava o njemačkom predsjedanju
    10. magyar(1.97 MB - PDF)Download
      Vita a német elnökségről
    11. italiano(1.98 MB - PDF)Download
      Dibattito sulla presidenza tedesca
    12. lietuvių(1.95 MB - PDF)Download
      Diskusija dėl Vokietijos pirmininkavimo
    13. latviešu(1.96 MB - PDF)Download
      Debates par Vācijas prezidentūru
    14. Malti(1.96 MB - PDF)Download
      Dibattitu dwar il-Presidenza Ġermaniża
    15. Nederlands(1.98 MB - PDF)Download
      Debat over het duitse voorzitterschap
    16. polski(1.94 MB - PDF)Download
      Debata na temat niemieckiej prezydencji
    17. português(1.94 MB - PDF)Download
      Debate sobre a presidência alemã
    18. română(1.95 MB - PDF)Download
      Dezbatere privind Președinția germană
    19. slovenčina(1.94 MB - PDF)Download
      Diskusia o nemeckom predsedníctve
    20. slovenščina(1.94 MB - PDF)Download
      Razprava o nemškem predsedovanju
    21. svenska(1.92 MB - PDF)Download
      Debatt om det tyska ordförandeskapet
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  • EU annual regional and local barometer

    Date: 12/10/2020
    Available languages (22)
    1. български(2.03 MB - PDF)Download
      Годишен регионален и местен барометър на ЕС
    2. Čeština(1.99 MB - PDF)Download
      Výroční regionální a místní barometr EU
    3. dansk(1.94 MB - PDF)Download
      EU's årlige regionale og lokale barometer
    4. Deutsch(2.33 MB - PDF)Download
      EU-Jahresbarometer zur Lage der Gemeinden und Regionen
    5. ελληνικά(2.34 MB - PDF)Download
      Ετήσιο περιφερειακό και τοπικό βαρόμετρο της ΕΕ
    6. español(2.04 MB - PDF)Download
      Barómetro Regional y Local Anual de la UE
    7. eesti(1.94 MB - PDF)Download
      ELi iga-aastane kohalik ja piirkondlik baromeeter
    8. suomi(1.95 MB - PDF)Download
      EU:n vuotuinen alue- ja kuntabarometri
    9. français(2.32 MB - PDF)Download
      Baromètre régional et local annuel de l’UE
    10. hrvatski(1.95 MB - PDF)Download
      Godišnji regionalni i lokalni barometar EU-a
    11. magyar(2.01 MB - PDF)Download
      Az EU éves regionális és helyi barométere
    12. italiano(2.04 MB - PDF)Download
      Barometro regionale e locale annuale dell'UE
    13. lietuvių(1.99 MB - PDF)Download
      ES metinis regionų ir vietos barometras
    14. latviešu(1.97 MB - PDF)Download
      Gadskārtējais ES reģionālais un vietējais barometrs
    15. Malti(1.97 MB - PDF)Download
      Barometru Reġjonali u Lokali Annwali tal-UE
    16. Nederlands(1.97 MB - PDF)Download
      Jaarlijkse regionale en lokale EU-barometer
    17. polski(1.98 MB - PDF)Download
      Doroczny barometr regionalny i lokalny UE
    18. português(2.43 MB - PDF)Download
      Barómetro Regional e Local Anual da UE
    19. română(2.08 MB - PDF)Download
      Barometrul regional și local anual al UE
    20. slovenčina(1.95 MB - PDF)Download
      Výročný regionálny a miestny barometer EÚ
    21. slovenščina(1.95 MB - PDF)Download
      Letni regionalni in lokalni barometer EU
    22. svenska(1.97 MB - PDF)Download
      EU:s årliga regionala och lokala barometer
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  • President's foreword in the political priorities 2020-2025

    Date: 02/07/2020
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    1. Deutsch(234.96 KB - PDF)Download
      orwort des Präsidenten zu den politischen Prioritäten 2020-2025
    2. ελληνικά(242.61 KB - PDF)Download
      Πρόλογος του Προέδρου με θέμα τις πολιτικές προτεραιότητες
    3. français(230.2 KB - PDF)Download
      Avant propos du Président sur les priorités politiques 2020-2025
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  • Presentation of the political priorities at Plenary

    Date: 01/07/2020
  • Europe day 2020 Opening speech

    Date: 09/05/2020
  • Opening speech by President Tzitzikostas at EUvsVIRUS Hackathon 24 April 2020

    Date: 24/04/2020
  • A Robust Innovation Ecosystem for the Future of Europe

    Date: 18/02/2020
  • Presidency election speech

    Date: 12/02/2020

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