PM Tsipras to Receive EU's Mediterranean Leaders in Athens on Friday

PM Tsipras to Receive EU's Mediterranean Leaders in Athens on Friday

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will receive the leadership of six Mediterranean EU member-states in Athens on  Friday afternoon, for an EU Med Summit that will seek to hammer out common positions among the southern European states before the upcoming meeting of EU leaders' in Bratislava.
Introducing a Mediterranean perspective into the European Union's agenda and developing a new European vision for dealing with joint challenges relating to migration, security and the economy are the two main goals of the EU Mediterranean member-states leaders' meeting in Athens on Friday.
An announcement issued by the office of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who has called the meeting, said it would seek to enhance coordination and cooperation of Mediterranean EU member-states ahead of the informal European Council in Bratislava on September 16.
In addition to the Greek prime minister, the meeting will be attended by Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, French President Francois Hollande, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa, while Spain's acting prime minister Mariano Rajoy will be represented by the country's State Secretary for the European Union Fernando Eguidazu.


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