Ms Niovi Ringou was appointed Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Greece on 16 May 2021. Between 2014 and 2021 she had been working in the Justice Policy and Rule of Law Unit in Directorate-General for Justice (JUST), where she was appointed as Head of Unit in 2018. Since 2002, she has been working in DG JUST, where she was first Deputy Head of Unit in the Data Protection Unit and the Civil Justice Unit. She joined the European Commission in 1989, in the Directorate-General for Internal Market, where she worked on the planning and coordination of the "Dialogue with Citizens" programme. She notably worked for the first awareness raising campaign for the citizens' rights in the single market. Previously, she worked on the harmonisation of company law. Ms Ringou is a lawyer who graduated from the Faculty of Law of Athens University and from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne where she specialised in European Law (DEA).