|Member of the European Parliament|
|Assumed office |
2 July 2019
|Born||7 May 1976|
Sparta, Peloponnese, Greece
|Political party||La Republique En Marche!|
Chrysoula Zacharopoulou (born 7 May 1976) is a French gynaecologist and politician of La République En Marche! (LREM) who was elected as a Member of the European Parliament in 2019.
Trained in minimally invasive procedure, Zacharopoulou specialized in endometriosis in Italy and, from 2007, in France. Before entering politics, she worked at the Bégin Military Teaching Hospital in Saint-Mandé, near Paris.
In 2015, Zacharopoulou joined forces with French actress Julie Gayet on establishing Info-Endométriose, a non-profit raising awareness for endometriosis.
Zacharopoulou became a Member of the European Parliament in the 2019 elections. She has since been a vice-chair of the Committee on Development. She is also the parliament's rapporteur on the Africa-EU partnership.
In addition to her committee assignments, Zacharopoulou is part of the Parliament's delegation to the ACP–EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly. She is also a member of the MEPs Against Cancer group; European Parliament Intergroup on Cancer; the European Parliament Intergroup on LGBT Rights; the European Parliament Intergroup on Disability; and of the European Parliament Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Zacharopoulou returned to practicing for several days a week at the Bégin Military Teaching Hospital in March 2020. Since April 2021, she has been co-chairing the Shareholders Council of COVAX, alongside Fernando Ruiz Gómez.
In 2020, Zacharopoulou publicly criticized Vice-President of the European Commission Dubravka Šuica for having taken “disturbing positions” in the past by voting against motions on sexual and reproductive health and rights.