Who we are

Eva Maydell President

Eva Maydell (Paunova) is the youngest Member of the European Parliament within the European People’s Party (EPP) Group, representing the Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB). She is a Member of the Internal Market (IMCO) and Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) Committees and of the Parliament Delegations’ for relations with China and the US. Until her election she was Executive Coordinator of the GERB-EPP Delegation and Senior Policy Advisor in the European Parliament. Previously, she also served as Policy Advisor to former MEP Iliana Ivanova. MEP Maydells’s key interests include innovation & digitalisation, SMEs & entrepreneurship and education.

At the 2017 Federal Assembly, MEP Maydell was elected President of the European Movement International. She is the first woman and the first Eastern European to hold the position.