Fanis Papathanasiou is an anchor and diplomatic correspondent in ERT, (Greek Public Television) with more than 25 years of experience covering major global events. He has anchored the coverage of many major international news stories including the war in Ukraine, and Syria, major developments in the Greek crises, the refugee crises, elections in USA, in Turkey, the wars in Iraq, in Afghanistan, the Israel-Lebanon conflict, the terrorist attacks in Paris, the 9/11 and many European Union and NATO Summits. Fanis Papathanasiou has contacted exclusive one-on-one interviews with international figures including Christine Lagarde, Recep Tayip Erdogan, Mike Pompeo and others. He is contributor commentator for CNN in Athens. He has studied European Civilization and has master’s degree on Digital Media, Communication and Journalism from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.