Workshop offered: NATO’s Future and NATO-EU Relations : Building Bridges across Brussels (8h)

Alexandros Papaioannou studied International Relations at the London School of Economics and holds a Master's Degree in European Politics and Administration from the College of Europe, Bruges (Walter Hallstein Promotion).

He joined the Greek foreign service and served in the embassies in Rome, Moscow, the Holy See, Tunis, as well as the permanent representation to the European Union.

He has worked at the cabinets of Foreign Minister Papandreou and deputy Minister for International economic affairs and development aid, Varvitsiotis.

He also served as diplomatic advisor to the Greek Alternate Minister dealing with migration, deputy director of the Turkey directorate, spokesperson and permanent representative of Greece to the UN Office and other International Organisations in Geneva. Currently he is the director of the diplomatic cabinet of Foreign Minister Gerapetritis.

He was, for several years, a Policy Advisor at the Policy Planning Unit in the Office of the NATO Secretary General and subsequently worked at the NATO International Staff, Political Affairs and Security Policy Division, dealing with NATO-EU relations.


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