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Stella Kyriakides

COMMISSIONER (2019-2024)

  • Stella Kyriakides
    Health and Food Safety

    Email: cab-kyriakides-contactatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (cab-kyriakides-contact[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)

    Adress: Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200, 1049 Brussels, Belgium

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  • launching Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan to help improve cancer prevention and care
  • exploring ways to ensure Europe has enough affordable medicines to meet its needs
  • supporting the European pharmaceutical industry as an innovator and world leader
  • ensuring effective implementation of EU legislation on medical devices
  • supporting Member States in improving the quality and sustainability of health systems
  • creating a European Health Data Space to promote health-data exchange and support research, ensuring citizens have control over their own personal data
  • maximising the potential of e-health for high-quality healthcare and reducing inequalities
  • ensuring full implementation of the European One Health Action Plan against Antimicrobial Resistance and working towards a global agreement on antimicrobials
  • improving communication on the sustainability of food products and health, especially on vaccination
  • leading the new ‘Farm to Fork’ strategy for sustainable food, which will cover every step in the food chain from production to consumption
  • upholding EU safety standards on food imports, developing a strategy to counter food fraud.
  • ensuring enforcement of animal welfare laws, reviewing the current strategy and promoting European standards globally
  • making sure Europe is equipped to prevent and fight transmittable animal diseases.
  • ensuring enforcement of EU laws on food safety and animal and plant health
  • leading on work to protect plant health, reduce dependency on pesticides and support low-risk and non-chemical alternatives

Mission letter

President von der Leyen's mission letter to Stella Kyriakides
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European Parliament hearings

Stella Kyriakides' answers to the European Parliament questionnaire


Stella Kyriakides's team supports her in her daily work

My team

Media Gallery


Ms. Stella Kyriakides signs the EU4Health association agreement with the Minister of Minister of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ms. Dubravka Bošnjak
  • Brussels, Belgium
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Ms. Stella Kyriakides receives representatives of EURORDIS – Rare Diseases Europe
  • Brussels, Belgium
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  1. 2019 - present
    European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
  2. 2006 - 2019
    Member of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Cyprus
  3. 2013 - 2019
    Vice President of the Democratic Rally Party (DISY)
  4. 2012 - 2019
    Head of Cyprus Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)
  5. 2019
    Vice President of the European Peoples Party (EPP) at PACE
  6. 2019
    Member of the EPP Ethics Committee
  7. 2018 - 2019
    PACE representative to the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission)
  8. 2018
    Acting President of EPP at PACE
  9. 2017 - 2018
    President of PACE
  10. 2017 - 2019
    President of the National Committee on Cancer Strategy
  11. 2004 - 2006
    President of the European Breast Cancer Coalition Europa Donna
  12. 1979 - 2006
    Clinical Psychologist, Ministry of Health, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  13. 1977 - 1978
    MED in Maladjustment, University of Manchester, UK
  14. 1974 - 1977
    BA in Psychology, University of Reading, UK
Stella Kyriakides' biography
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Declaration of interests

Declaration of interests - Stella Kyriakides