The Food, Health & Consumer task force at the British Chamber welcome members to join for an EU Committee lunch with Alexandra Nikolakopoulou, Head of Unit for nutrition, food composition and information at DG SANTE.
Ms Nikolakopoulou has recently been appointed to her position, having previously served as Deputy Head of Unit to Basil Mathioudakis, her predecessor. Ms Nikolakopoulou will give a broad overview of her priorities and thoughts on the direction of food policy for the coming year.
| DG SANTE, European Commission
Alexandra Nikolakopoulou received her law degree from the University of Athens after which she was called to the Athens Bar. She completed her DEA in European law at the University of Toulouse. After three years working for the legal Unit of the European Commission's Consumer Protection Directorate General she joined EuroCommerce, the European Association of retail and wholesale companies, where she worked as a food law advisor. She joined DG SANTE in 2003 where she serves today as Head of Unit in the Unit 'nutrition, food composition, and information' in the Food Safety Directorate. Throughout her career in DG SANTE she has been dealing with issues relating to food labelling and general food law. More specifically she is one of the authors and was responsible for the preparation, negotiation and adoption of Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the provision of Food Information to Consumers. Today, among other things, she is responsible for the preparation and adoption of delegated acts and actions pertaining to the aforementioned Regulation.