22 March, 2019

40 Years of Theocracy in Iran: Regional Policy and Global Ambitions

The banner of Hizballah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Syrian President Bashar al-Asad, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, hanging in Damascus, Syria can be the starting point of today’s discussions on Iran’s “Global Ambitions”, together with the security and economic challenges that result from this alliance.

22 May, 2017

Towards a Holistic Legislative Framework for the Criminalization of Cyber Terrorism

On 15 and 16 of May, I took part in The International Conference for the Criminalization of Cyber Terrorism, organized in Abu Dhabi by The United Arab Emirates Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. It was a great opportunity to get together and discuss the Cyber Terrorism issue for top international experts, political figures, representatives of […]

14 June, 2016

Return on Investment? Necessary reforms of EU Funding Mechanisms as Instruments of Foreign Policy

The EU invests significant resources to support its foreign policy, promote respect for common values in neighbourhood countries, provide aid for crisis zones and alleviate famine and poverty. For 2014-2020, the European Neighbourhood Instrument has a budget of €15.4 billion, with similar amounts spent in previous years. However, serious concerns are raised as to the […]

1 June, 2016

‎An evening dedicated to the culture of one of the most iconic countries of the Middle East “QATAR‬: The past and the present”

Speech given at the opening ceremony of the exhibition “QATAR‬: The past and the present”, European Parliament, 31st of May, 2016. Your Excellences, Distinguished guests, I want, first of all, to express my gratitude to HE Sheikh Ali bin Jassim Al-Thani, Head of Qatar’s Mission to the European Union, for the effort he invested together […]

23 May, 2016

Doha Forum 2016: It takes strength for someone to face today’s storms, but it takes COURAGE to stop them

Doha Forum: XVI edition, 21-23 May, 2016 Specialized Session: Global Security: current reality and challenges Your Excellences, Distinguished guests, I want, first of all, to express my gratitude to HH the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, Minister of Foreign Affairs, for this successful forum that gathers so […]

26 February, 2016

Exchange of views with H.E. Mr Abdulrahman Sulaiman Alahmed, Saudi Arabia Ambassador to the European Union

On Thursday, the Delegation for relations with the Arab Peninsula (DARP) hold an exchange of views with H.E. Mr Abdulrahman Sulaiman ALAHMED, Ambassador, Head of the Mission of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the European Union. During this meeting, taking advantage of H.E. Mr Abdulrahman Sulaiman Alahmed presence, I held an intervention, asking him […]

9 July, 2015

Report on the security challenges in MENA region: EU security depends on the peace and stability in North Africa and Middle East

Today, European Parliament adopted the Report on the security challenges in the Middle East and North Africa region and the prospects for political stability, on which Ramona Manescu EPP/PNL MEP was a shadow rapporteur on behalf of EPP Group. The Report addresses the threats and the security situation in North Africa and Middle East region […]