Mr. Neoklis Sylikiotis studied Mechanical Engineering at Technical University of Aachen, Germany. He is a politician, Member of the Central Committee of the Progressive Party of Working People (AKEL). He was the Minister of the Interior between September 2006 and July 2007, and again, between March 2008 and March 2012. Between March 2012 and February 2013, he was Minister of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism. From 2012 to 2012 he was EU President-in-Office for International Trade, Energy and Competition (Industry-Single Market).
Since 2014, he is a Member of the European Parliament
, Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left.