Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called on the European Union on Thursday to stand firm on decisions made regarding the refugee crisis, in comments to the European Council.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will attend the second day of the European Council's proceedings which will focus on refugee/migration and issues of internal EU security.
"The European Council welcomes the agreement reached between Greece and Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) on the name issue," according to the final conclusions of the EU.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to stress Greece's standing position on migration at the European Council on Thursday, sources said, noting the need for collective European solutions that are in line with international law
The refugee and migration issue, Brexit and eurozone reform will be on the agenda of the European Council and Euro Summit meetings taking place on Thursday and Friday in Brussels.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras left London for Brussels late on Saturday, in order to attend the European Council on the refugee and migration crisis that will be held on Thursday and Friday.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in a tweet on Wednesday that he was convening an informal working meeting ahead of the European Council meeting on migration on June 28.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras raised the issue of tax havens during his speech at the European Council on Thursday, noting they undermine fiscal justice which is essential for the European Union and its citizens.
"The latest announcement of the European Council, which is sending a strict warning to Turkey, demonstrates Europe's reaction to Turkey's unpredictable attitude and the very important upgrade of the Greek diplomatic prestige," Alternate…
There is currently an "excessive social deficit" in Europe that is not being adequately addressed, Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Friday, in a press conference after the end of the European Council meetings in Brussels.