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Michael Arapis

Hon.Treasurer


Michael was born in Athens, Greece and lives permanently in the United Kingdom since 2002.

He is based in Cardiff, the Capital of Wales where he studied Law with a specialisation in Commercial Law (LLB in Commercial Law). He also holds a Masters in Law (LLM in International Commercial Law).

He has worked for some leading law firms in Cardiff and he is an experienced interpreter in events and conferences. Furthermore, he has work experience as a translator of plain, academic and legal documents. He translates and interprets from English to Greek and Greek to English. He is a Public Relations Consultant and he organises and manages events. He acquired considerable experience in the area of Public Administration due to his administrative work on several hospitals of the National Health Service (NHS).

He is very active socially and he wants to contribute to his local community, thus he is a Governor of St Mary The Virgin, Church In Wales, Primary School in his ward Butetown-Cardiff Bay. Furthermore, he is the Vice-President and the Public Relations Officer of the Greek Orthodox Community of Cardiff and South Wales.

He has been very active in Pro-European organisations and sits on the board of the Welsh Council of the European Movement (WCEM). Moreover, he is the former Chair of the Young European Movement (YEM) for Wales.

Due to his community, political and pro-European roles, he is a frequent public speaker and he is often invited to speak on TV and the radio in the UK and Greece. Statements and interviews of his have been featured on well-respected newspapers such as The Times, The Guardian, Kathimerini (the most respected Greek newspaper) and others.

Due to his legal specialisation on Article 50 and how a Member State can withdraw from the EU, he is the author of articles for well-established organisations such as the independent think tank Gorwel (the Welsh Foundation for Innovation in Public Affairs).

As a prominent campaigner and activist, he is fighting hard in order to safeguard the rights of the 3 million EU citizens from other EU countries who reside in the UK and the 1.8 million UK Citizens who reside in other EU Countries.

Michael is a member of several Pro-EU, political and cultural organisations across the UK; holding key positions in several of them. Additionally, he sits on the board of the executive council of the lawyers association Rights Liberties Justice and is a member of the Lloyd George Society.


"It is a great honour to be an officer for this organisation.  As a campaigner and an EU Citizen it is very important for me to fight against Brexit and for the rights of the EU Citizens in the UK and the UK Citizens in the EU."

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