September 16, 2019
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 In Improvised Explosive Devices

Country: Greece
Delegate Name: Addison Beckhorn

Like all countries, the security of its citizens is of utmost importance to greece. However, this security is being threatened by bombings using IEDs. IEDs, or Improvised Explosive Devices, have been used to attack and terrorize countries and their citizens. This includes the 7/7 London bombings in the UK, The 2004 Madrid Train bombings, and so many more. Every country has had its fair share of IED attacks and it remains to be a problem with an ever polarized world.
The Hellenic Republic is no stranger to bombings, many terrorist attacks involving bombs have occured, such at the december 2018 attack, where a TV brodcasting group’s office was bombed. [2] The Hellenic Republic has had a long history of politically motivated attacks, and it is of utmost importance that the issue of IEDs is resolved. [2] If the issue of IEDS is not resolved, attacks like the 2018 broadcasting attack could become more common. Terrorists could bomb any news outlet, any political opponent, and overall, attack democracy.
The solution that the Hellenic republic is, and has, been working on to counterattack these attacks is legislation such as adopting legislation like the EU Directive 2017/541, which criminalizes terrorist travel, training and provisions of material support. [1] The Hellenic Law enforcement agencies have been using databases, biometrics and watchlists to track and stop terrorism. [1] The Hellenic Republic has launched investigations, as well as operations, Such as their 2019 seizure of a weapons cache containing IEDs, and many thwarted attacks. However, the efforts of greece along are not enough to stop international bombings and terrorism, and all countries should work towards stopping bombings. An international agreement must be made ro make such operations and legislation a standard. The Hellenic Republic expects to find allies in achieving these goals in countries like Spain, The UK, and other countries that know the threat IEDs give firsthand.

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