The 16th Youth Parliament ended on Monday with a vote on five draft laws processed by special committees over the weekend focusing on measures against violence in sports, granting Greek nationality to foreigners, speedy development of Renewable Energy Sources (RES), gender equality, drug addiction and rehabilitation.  
Addressing the 2011 Youth Parliament, Parliament President Filippos Petsalnikos underlined that the participation of the young is “comforting and encouraging” showing that “the new generation wants to assume an active role in public life”. 
The annual Youth Parliament event is attended by tens of secondary education students from Greece, Cyprus and Greek communities abroad who act as “teenage MPs”.

The Youth Parliament plenum was attended by Republic President Karolos Papoulias, Prime Minister George Papandreou, Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) Parliamentary group leader Alexis Tsipras, representatives of opposition parties, the ministry of education leadership and Cyprus’ ambassador, among others.