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Christos Stylianides (Χρήστος Στυλιανίδης) was born on the 26th of June 1958. He is a Cypriot politician who is the European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management since November 1, 2014. On October 24th, 2014 he was appointed as the European Union's Ebola Coordinator by the European Council. He was elected as a Member of the European Parliament in the May 2014 European elections where he served until October 31, 2014.
He previously served as Government Spokesperson (2013-2014 and 1998-1999) and was member of the Parliament of the Republic of
Cyprus from 2006 to 2013. As a MEP, served as member of the Committee on Budgets and substitute Member of the Committee on Industry, Research and
Energy. He was also a member of the Delegation for relations with the
USA and Substitute Member of the Delegation for relations with Israel.
In October 2014, European Union leaders agreed to appoint Stylianides as the bloc’s point person on the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa, as it sought to step up its response to the spread of the virus. He later impressed many lawmakers at his parliamentary hearing as nominee for the post of European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management in the Juncker Commission.
Considered a "hardcore Europeanist", Stylianides advocated Cyprus’s accession to the European Union as far back as the mid-1990s, when he co-founded the Movement for Political Modernisation and Reform, despite the initial scepticism of many on the political scene.
Although Stylianides is widely regarded a liberal by inclination, his political career has always been with the centre-right Democratic Rally party, DISY, on the grounds that it takes a more conciliatory approach to reuniting Cyprus. He supported the controversial United Nations-brokered blueprint for Cyprus known as the Annan plan, which called for an end to the island’s division and for reunification of its two feuding communities in a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation – in a referendum in 2004, the plan was accepted by a majority of Turkish Cypriots but overwhelmingly rejected by Stylianides’s fellow Greeks Cypriots.
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