On Friday 10 March 2017, ELIAMEP’s South-East Europe Programme hosted a roundtable discussion on the relations between Greece and Bulgaria.
Dr. Ioannis Armakolas, Head of the South-East Programme together with Yorgos Christidis, Assistant Professor at the University of Macedonia, presented findings of the Programme’s latest report entitled “Greek-Bulgarian Relations: Present State and Future Challenges”. The report provides an overview of many key aspects of relations between the two countries, including political and diplomatic issues, the economy, energy and infrastructure, public opinion attitudes and media representations, disputes over heritage issues etc.. The presentation of the report was followed by a lively round-table discussion, chaired by the ELIAMEP’s Director General Thanos Dokos, among attendees from the diplomacy, the academia and Greek media. Participants discussed the report’s findings, assessed Greece’s current relations Bulgaria as well as how bilateral relations might be further improved in the future.
The report is available εδώ.