Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (L) is welcomed by Romanian President Klaus Iohannis (R) at the beginning of the Informal Summit of Heads of State or Government of the European Union, held at the City Hall of Sibiu city, 275 Km north from Bucharest, Romania, 09 May 2019. EPA, ROBERT GHEMENT
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, in coordination with Cyprus Republic President Nicos Anastasiades, is expected to refer to Turkey’s provocative actions within the Cypriot EEZ at the informal EU Summit held in Sibiu, Romania.
According to sources, Tsipras will stress the need to demonstrate European solidarity against this violation of international law and will cite EU conclusions and relevant statements of Commission Vice President Federica Mogherini, stressing that the EU will be able to upgrade its role in international and regional developments only if it can support effectively the sovereign rights of its member states.
The same sources said that the Greek prime minister will point out Greece’s key priorities for the next five years, and will focus on the need to build a social Europe, to promote economic and social convergence and to also maintain a strong cohesion policy.
The programme of the summit is as follows:
12:30 Opening of the summit, exchange of views with the President of the European Parliament
15:30 Follow-up to summit meetings