Hellas 2009 OSCE Chairmanship

osce-pe3(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   On 1 January 2009, Greece is assuming the Chairmanship of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) for the coming year and is called upon to respond to the multi-faceted challenges of a particularly unstable environment influenced by the global financial crisis, recent developments in the Caucasus and the discussion on the new European security structure. The extent of the responsibility and the challenge, which the OSCE Chairmanship represents, is great given the dimensions of the OSCE’s field of action, which extends from Vancouver to Vladivostok, and also the dimensions of its activities, covering regional politico-military issues, economic-environmental challenges, as well as protection of human rights.  Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Greek Chairmanship of the OSCE in 2009; Greek News Agenda: OSCE Greek chairmanship gears up for interesting times