EU leaders meet to discuss Turkey, pandemic and migration
Today, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will join other European leaders in Brussels to participate in the work of the European Council.
According to a letter from Council President Charles Michel, points to be addressed include the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, both in the EU and globally, migration, with Turkey and Russia, is in good shape place on the agenda of today’s and tomorrow’s summit.
In its regular invitation to EU leaders, the European Council said the meeting would start at 2 p.m. (Greek time) with an exchange of views with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on global challenges and geopolitical issues.
Regarding immigration, Michel noted that the external dimension of the issue will be addressed with the “objective is to strengthen our cooperation with countries of origin and transit”.
On international issues, the European Council will review the EU’s relations with Turkey, as reported in March. European leaders should welcome the de-escalation in the Eastern Mediterranean and stress that it must be sustainable. At the same time, they should underline the lack of progress in relations with Cyprus, but also on the issue of human rights.
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