Angelos Athanasopoulos

Diplomatic, Defense & EU Affairs Editor
To Vima

Angelos Athanasopoulos has been working in newspaper “To Vima”, one of the most influential newspapers in Greece, since 1997. Initially writing about international affairs, he later worked as deputy editor-in-chief in the international news department of the daily edition (2006 – 2007), before becoming a diplomatic editor in November 2007 and also defence editor in July 2009.

Since the outbreak of the Greek economic crisis in 2009, he is also responsible for covering EU affairs. In 2011, he has been awarded the “Eleni Vlachou” prize for distinguished journalism from the Greek Parliament and the German Embassy in Athens for reporting on European affairs. Recently, since December 2017, he is regularly writing for “Ta Nea”, the daily newspaper of “Alter Ego Media Group”.

His issues of interest cover a wide range, including transatlantic relations, NATO, the EU, Russia, the Balkans and the Greek – Turkish conflict. He is a regular columnist for the online edition of To Vima and for, writing on international / diplomatic affairs but also on domestic issues.

He has published academic articles on the Balkans (Kosovo and Bosnia). In 2006, he was German Marshall Fund (GMF) Journalism Fellow in a trip to the Balkans. He has also been a European Marshall Memorial Fellow (MMF) for GMF in 2008, travelling in the United States for a month and covering the presidential elections.

He has conducted research for the Institute of Strategic and Development Studies (ISTAME) – Andreas Papandreou on international and European affairs. He has worked as an informal associate for Eurasia Group on Greek affairs, a political risk research and consulting firm and as a security and media affairs advisor for Mrs. Maria – Eleni Koppa, member of the European Parliament for PaSoK. He is currently offering consulting services to foreign embassies in Athens and foreign firms active in Greece.