The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) congratulates Dr Thanos Dokos for his appointment as Deputy National Security Adviser to the Prime Minister.

The Board of ELIAMEP has appointed Professor George Pagoulatos, until now Vice-President of the Board, to become the new Director General of ELIAMEP. George Pagoulatos is professor of European Politics and Economy at the Athens University of Economics and Business, and visiting professor at the College of Europe in Bruges. He has served as director of strategy and senior adviser to Prime Ministers L. Papademos and P. Pikrammenos. He holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes scholar, and was a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton. He has published extensively in academic outlets and the press.

Loukas Tsoukalis, President of the Board of ELIAMEP, said:

“Dr Thanos Dokos has just been appointed Deputy National Security Adviser and resigned from the post of General Director of ELIAMEP. He worked with us for more than 20 years, fifteen of those years as General Director. We are extremely grateful for his valuable contribution. He provided a model for young researchers and personnel of ELIAMEP with his open mindedness and sharp thinking, his integrity and civility. He was always an excellent ambassador for ELIAMEP and his country, honest, well informed and without prejudice on sensitive issues of foreign policy. We wish him all the best in this new, important mission he undertakes.

He is succeeded in the post of General Director by Professor George Pagoulatos, who hardly needs an introduction for the ELIAMEP family and beyond, having been a member of the Board of Directors since 2013 and Vice President this year. One of the most distinguished Greek social scientists, with an expertise in European political economy, George Pagoulatos enjoys international recognition and is very active in the public debate. He assumes a strategic role at a time when ELIAMEP undergoes a phase of renewal, seeking to further strengthen its presence within Greece and beyond. Our basic guiding principles remain unchanged: independence, documented knowledge and openness to the outside world, always with an emphasis on Europe”.