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2nd I.R.C.E. Conference

Major Geopolitical Issues in the Eastern Mediterranean:     

The Exclusive Economic Zones of the Coastal States  and the East Med Pipeline

Wednesday, 21 April 2021 (15.00΄)



  • Professor Kostas Gouliamos, Rector of the European University Cyprus (E.U.C.)


  • Mr. Nikos Christodoulidis, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cyprus
  • Mrs Natassa Peilidou, Minister of Energy, Cyprus
  • Mr. Konstantinos Skrekas, Minister of Energy, Greece
  • Mr. Shmuel Revel, Ambassador of Israel in Cyprus
  • Professor Konstantinos Iliopoulos, Judge at the General Tribunal of E.U.
  • Ass. Professor Konstantinos Tsimaras, Dean of the School of Law of EUC


  • Ass. Professor Nikolaos Koulouris, School of Law, E.U.C., General Director of the Interdisciplinary Research Center for Energy

KEYNOTE SPEAKER (16.00 – 16.30)

  • Professor Tina Soliman Hunter, Energy Law,  Macquarie Law School, Sidney Australia:  «The jurisprudence of the International Tribunals regarding the maritime zones and its implication regarding the disputes over the Exclusive Economic Zones in Easter Mediterranean”  

INTERVENTIONS (16.30 – 18.00)

  • Professor Theodoros Fortsakis, School of Law, University of Athens, ex Member of the Greek Parliament : “The United Nations Convention on the Sea of the Law as a legal tool for the settlement of the disputes regarding the hydrocarbons exploitation in the maritime zones”    
  • Ass. Professor Evripides Stylianides, School of Law, E.U.C., Member of the Greek Parliament, ex Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs :  “Geopolitical parameters of the energy disputes in Easter Mediterranean :  The planning for a new Bosporus canal”
  • Professor Nikolaos Farantouris, Jean Monnet Chair of European Law, University of Piraeus, «The European Law regulations regarding the hydrocarbons exploitation»
  • Ass. Professor Ekaterini Florou, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, «Recent developments regarding the arbitral dissolution of interstate and commercial disputes concerning the extraction of hydrocarbons in the Easter Mediterranean region»