Still Europeanized?: Greek Foreign Policy During the Eurozone Crisis

Thanasis Gavos   Tuesday, 23 February 2016; 6:00-7:30pm
Chryssogelos, Hellenic Obsevatory, LSE,
Speaker : Angelos Chryssogelos
National Bank of Greece Postdoctoral Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE
Chair : Spyros Economides
Hellenic Observatory Deputy Director; Associate Professor, International Relations and European Politics; LSEE-Research on South Eastern Europe Co-ordinator

This presentation examines whether and how key aspects of Greek foreign policy have been transformed in the years of the crisis, and especially the relationship between Greek foreign policy interests and practices and the EU framework. Foreign policy has been a little-researched area in terms of the impact of the Eurozone crisis on the Greek polity. Yet, given that the crisis has affected precisely Greece’s relationship with its main strategic anchor of the last 20 years – Europe – it is surprising how little attention the question of the evolving relationship between Greek foreign policy and the European framework has received. The empirical focus of this presentation will be on two of Greece’s most significant bilateral relations (Turkey and Russia), and on two areas of Greece’s external relations that are of increasing importance in recent years (energy and migration). These are all areas where the European framework plays a major role in the conduct of Greek foreign policy, but where tensions have appeared or intensified in the last years. The presentation will try to uncover specific mechanisms and pathways that link the crisis with shifts in the relationship between Greek and EU foreign policy in these areas.


Angelos Chryssogelos is a National Bank of Greece postdoctoral fellow in the LSE Hellenic Observatory. He holds a PhD in political science from the European University Institute in Florence. Prior to joining the LSE he was a fellow in the Europe Programme of Chatham House. He has previously taught in the universities of Antwerp and Limerick and has worked in the Clingendael Institute in The Hague and the Martens Centre in Brussels. His research interests lie in European and Greek politics and foreign policy.

A free event open to all. Admission on a first come, first served basis.

Cañada Blanch Room, COW 1.11, 1st floor, Cowdray House, European Institute, LSE

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