Eva Maydell (31) was born and raised in Bulgaria and now spends her time between Sofia and Brussels with her husband Niklas.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and Business Administration from the American University John Cabot in Rome, Italy and a post-graduate qualification in leadership from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Eva Maydell has previously worked for the International Development Law Organisation (IDLO) and has over 5 years of experience in the European Parliament as coordinator for the GERB/European People’s Party (EPP) delegation and adviser to Iliana Ivanova MEP.

In July 2014, following a successful campaign, Eva Maydell was elected to the European Parliament as a representative of GERB and EPP. In her first Parliamentary mandate (2014-2019) she was a member of the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO), as well as the trade delegations to the People’s Republic of China and the United States. She was also the sole Bulgarian representative on the Committee for Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON).

In the 2019 European elections Eva Maydell was re-elected as a Member of the EP from the EPP Group.

Eva’s Parliamentary work focuses mainly on improving the quality of education for young people, expanding opportunities for entrepreneurs and promoting technology and digitalization.

In addition, she President of European Movement International (EMI) – the largest umbrella body for civil society groups and associations in Europe; member of the EP’s Youth Intergroup, and is part of EPP’s Young Members Network and a board member of EU40. Eva is also on the National Executive Board of Entrepreneurs-GERB and an honorary member of the Council of Women in Business in Bulgaria.