Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to reaffirm Greece’s support for Cyprus’ actions, as well as the obligation to preserve Cyprus’ sovereign rights, at the Informal Summit of the EU member-states in Brussels, according to government sources.
He will also refer to Turkey’s provocations in the Aegean, as well as EU-Turkish relations.
Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades will also inform the European Council on the developments in Cyprus’ EEZ.
Tsipras and Anastasiades met just before midnight in Brussels and discussed the developments in Cyprus’ EEZ, ahead of the summit, as well as the contacts that will be held on the margins of its proceedings, which begin at 13.00.
– Alexis Tsipras and Nicos Anastasiades are expected to hold joint meetings with French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni on developments in Cyprus’ EEZ.
– The Greek prime minister will take part in a four-day meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, Bulgaria’s Prime Minister (the country holding the rotating EU presidency in the current semester), and European Commission President Jean-Claude Junker, in which Euro-Turkish relations and migration will be discussed.
– Tsipras will meet with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and will discuss Turkey’s attitude, the FYROM name issue and Albania.
– According to sources, Tsipras will meet on Saturday at the Maximos Mansion with a delegation from the US Congress, including, among others, Lindsey Graham, responsible for defence issues and equipment. The agenda will include Greek-American relations, the FYROM name issue and Turkey.
The EU Informal Summit agenda includes institutional issues and the Multiannual Financial Framework for the post-2020 period.