Eva Maydell (born Paunova; 26 January 1986) is a Bulgarian politician. She is a member of the European Parliament representing the European People’s Party
Group (Christian Democrats).
Eva Maydell was born in Sofia on 26 January 1986. She studied International Relations and Business Administration at John Cabot University in Rome from 2005 to
Maydell worked in the International Development Law Association in Rome from 2008 to 2009 before becoming a political advisor to MEP Iliana Ivanova.
Maydell stood for the European Parliament as a member of Bulgaria’s GERB Party at the 2014 election and became one of Bulgaria’s seventeen MEPs on 1 July 2014. At
the time, she was the youngest member of the EPP Group. She has since been serving on the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection, where she is her parliamentary group’s rapporteur on the protection of personal data in electronic communication. In addition to her committee assignments, she co-chairs the Youth Intergroup and is a member of the EP’s delegation for relations with China and the United States. In 2015, Parliament Magazine named her the European Parliament’s “best newcomer”.