A Greek proposal on the assistance of the OSCE (Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe) for the transition to democracy of the countries cooperating with it, Egypt and Tunisia, was submitted at the Winter Plenum of the OSCE's Parliamentary Assembly.

The start of the assembly's two-day sessions at its headquarters in Vienna was declared by the Greek president of the Parliamentary Assembly, Petros Efthymiou, in the presence of Austria's Federal President, Heinz Fischer.

In his opening address, Efthymiou stressed the contribution of the so-called Corfu Process, during the Greek presidency at the OSCE in 2009 as well as that of the summit in Astana last December, in strengthening the momentum and the revival of the Organisation's political character.