Unionist attacked in 2008 to run in European polls

Konstantina Kouneva, a former labor union activist from Bulgaria and the victim of a notorious 2008 acid attack, will run in the coming European Parliament elections on main leftist opposition SYRIZA’s ticket, it emerged Friday.

Kouneva, 50, who has lived in Paris for the past couple of years, undergoing medical treatment for her damaged face, recently turned down an offer to join the ticket of Greece’s political newcomer To Potami, led by journalist Stavros Theodorakis.

Reports Friday suggested that SYRIZA’s Euro-ticket will also include a leading figure from the protest movement against gold mining in Skouries, in northern Greece. His name was not made public.