Veniamin Karakostanoglou is an internationalist, full lecturer at the Law School of the University of Thessaloniki. He teaches Public International Law, International Relations and Greek Foreign Policy. Among other books, he has authored the only scientific monograph in Greece on the EEZ. He also teaches at the Higher Interdisciplinary School of War and at the Greek Police School of Postgraduate Education and Training of Northern Greecee. He was a municipal councilor of Thessaloniki (2007-2014) and deputy mayor. Today he is president of the Regional Council of the Region of Central Macedonia.