International Academic Conference in honor of Nikos Kotzias

On the occasion of the 20 years since the establishment of the Department of International and European Studies of the University of Piraeus, a very interesting international academic conference entitled “Greek Foreign Policy in the 21st Century” took place in Athens on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 March, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The International Academic Conference was held in honor of Emeritus Professor of the University of Piraeus and former Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias.

The conference included academics and diplomats like North Macedonia’s Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov and former Foreign Ministers of Cyprus Ioannis Kasoulides, of Albania Ditmir Bushati and of Bulgaria Daniel Mitov.

The two-day conference included the sessions “Eastern Mediterranean and Energy Centers”, “Greece and the European Union. Initiatives and Actions. Goals and Policies”, “Greece and the Great Powers”, “Eastern Mediterranean, Changes and Prospects” and “Transformation in the South Eastern Mediterranean”.

Emeritus Professor and former Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias was also honored by the Dean of the University of Piraeus Michalis Sfakianakis and was the keynote speaker at the closing of the two-day Conference.

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