NATO: North Atlantic Council

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The North Atlantic Council is the principal political decision-making body within NATO. It brings together high-level representatives of each member country to discuss policy or operational questions requiring collective decisions. In sum, it provides a forum for wide-ranging consultation between members on all issues affecting their peace and security.

All members have an equal right to express their views and share in the consensus on which decisions are based. Decisions are agreed upon on the basis of unanimity and common accord. There is no voting or decision by majority. This means that policies decided upon by the North Atlantic Council (NAC) are supported by and are the expression of the collective will of all the sovereign states that are members of the Alliance and are accepted by all of them.

During RhodesMRC 2016, the NAC will convene at a ministerial level, with dual delegation per country, in a promising experience that will facilitate both the normal diplomatic procedure and lobbying.

The topic to be discussed: NATO’s Counter-Piracy Operations: Modern Challenges and New Partnerships

The composition of the North Atlantic Council is:

Chairperson: Valia Dormousoglou
Secretary General: Vasileios Dokalis

Country First Name Last Name
Albania Natalia Mouka
Albania Michaela Schoina
Belgium Nefeli- Aikaterini Kanellou
Belgium Melina Styliani Peratinou
Bulgaria Miltiadis Nistas
Bulgaria Georgios Balomenos
Canada Ioannis Kotidis
Canada Christos Anastasios Tzagkas
Croatia Dimitra Lentidaki
Croatia Dimitra Nini
Czechia Μaria Prigkou
Czechia Aikaterini Petrou
Denmark Caroline Davis
Denmark Margaret Kuester
Egypt * Eslam Elsayed
Egypt * Rim El Mansour
Estonia Maria Lymperi
Estonia Giolanta Tsomo
France Christos Sklivanos
France Maria Alexiou
Georgia * Maria Leivadioti
Georgia * Christina Simou
Germany Ioannis Sapountzis
Germany Alexandros Bourdanos
Greece Eriketi Diakoumakou
Greece Christina Gleni
Hungary Stavroula Triantafylli
Hungary Maria Kilinkaridou
Iceland Eleftheria Neroutsou
Iceland Maria Rakka
India * Ioannis Mikrakis
India * Ioannis Bastas
Israel * Ioulia Giannakopoulou
Israel * Efthymios Skianis
Italy Aikaterini Rammou
Italy Maria Plaka
Jordan * Christos Kioulos
Jordan * Charoula Papastefanaki
Latvia Martha Zaproudi
Latvia Vasiliki Varela
Lithuania Georgios Chatziioannidis
Lithuania Georgios Papatzikas
Luxembourg Efthymia Kolimenou
Luxembourg Vasiliki Kaidantzi
Netherlands Anastasia – Eirini Vlachou
Netherlands Apostolia Tagka
Norway Georgios Archangelakis
Norway Maria Pinelopi Paparousopoulou
Poland Veniamin Neofytidis
Poland Dimitrios Sipitanos
Portugal Paraskevi Karra
Portugal Iro Rafahlina Alatza
Romania Maria Lougka
Romania Ioanna-Aikaterini Begiazi
Russia * Svetlana Zygouri
Russia * Ioannis Kafkalas
Slovakia Konstantina Ntonti
Slovakia Stamatia Nikou
Slovenia Fotini Ntzoufra
Slovenia Ioanna Sosoni
Somalia * Maria Venni
Somalia * Nikolaos Lalaounis
Spain Niki Karamanli
Spain Antonia Krokidi
Sweden * Dimitris Spiliotopoulos
Sweden * Dimitra Fantidou
Turkey Nikolaos Gkaroutsos
Turkey Konstantinos Mourtopallas
United Kingdom Sophia Telonaki
United Kingdom Anna Maria Pekridou
USA Grigorios Aspridis
USA Iason Lavdas