As with any other nation-state, Greece’s principal objectives in the security realm are the preservation of its sovereignty and territorial integrity: „The preservation of peace and our country’s territorial integrity and the protection of national independence, sovereignty and safety of our people from any external attacks or threats.” (Greek Ministry of Defence 2012) In the case of Greece, security policy is essentially defence policy and the main objectives in the security realm, apart from the obvious general support for peace and international security, relate to territorial and national defence.


European Union Prime Minister Foreign Policy Security Policy National Interest 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Athens Multinational Sealift Coordination Centre.
  2. EUNAVFOR (2012): Greek frigate HS HYDRA joins EU NAVFOR.
  3. Dokos, Thanos (2012): ‘Greek Defence Policy’. In: Kathimerini, 14 March 2012.
  4. Haydon, Paul (2012): Greece’s austerity doesn’t extend to its arms budget. In: The Guardian, 21 March 2012.
  5. IISS (2011): The Military Balance. London: Routledge for the International Institute for Strategic Studies.Google Scholar
  6. Tsakonas, Panayiotis/Tournikiotis, Antonis (2003): Greece’s Elusive Quest for Security Providers: The “Expectations-Reality Gap”. In: Security Dialogue, 34: 3, p. 301–314.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LondonU.K.

Personalised recommendations