ELIAMEP holds discussion on 'developments in the Middle East and Greece's position'

The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) organised a discussion on Tuesday on developments in the Middle East and Greece's position.

Four scientists, Alexandros Koutsis, honourary professor at the Pantios University, Sotiris Roussos, alternate professor at the Peloponnese University, Evangelos Venetis, researcher at ELIAMEP and the general director of ELIAMEP Thanos Dokos, with ANA-MPA's managing director Nicolas Voulelis as coordinator, referred to various aspects of the developments that are rocking the Arab and islamic world.

The questions to which the four speakers were called on to reply concerned the causes and the character of the uprisings, the relations existing between the different countries and mainly the prospects emerging.

As regards Greece's participation in particular in the implementation of resolution 1973 on Libya, it was stressed that Greece rightly offered facilities to the allies with which it is linked with contractual commitments, but there were questions as to whether it has a processed strategy on the Mediterranean. Also underlined was the lack of analyses and experts who will be preoccupied with the region, which constitute's Greece's southern neighbourhood.

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