The Chief of Defence General Kostarakis elected chairman of the EU Military Committee
Great success for Greece to undertake the European Union Military Committee - The term of office will be three years with the inauguration in November 2015.
Chairman of the Military Committee of the European Union (Chairman of the European Union Military Committee - EUMC), was elected Thursday afternoon the Greek Chief of Defense Gen. Michael Kostarakis.
This is a great success for Greece, this is probably the first time that Greek official takes the helm of a European institution with increased power.
The vote to elect a new Chairman of the Military Committee completed from in Brussels. Besides the Greek chiefs of staff, candidates were also a Spanish admiral and a Lieutenant Finnland.
General Kostarakis won the majority, as voted for 20 of the total 27 members. The mandate of the current Chief of Staff as the new chairman of the EU Military Committee will be three years with the inauguration in November 2015.
Warm congratulations to the Chief of Staff on his election expressed the Minister of National Defence Nikos Dendias with posting of his personal account at Twitter.
At the same time in a statement Mr. Dendias speaks of "recognition of the high level of our country's armed forces," expressing his confidence that General Kostarakis will work productively and effectively to build a new strategy for the Common Defence and Security of European Union".