Greece, Italy expand Adriatic-Ionian migrant cooperation

27 October 2015
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Greece and Italy looked at tackling the migration issue in the Adriatic and Ionian seas together, at a meeting between ministers on Monday evening.

Greek Alternate Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Xydakis, and Italian Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister Sandro Gozi, met in the evening, to look at migration along with other EU issues.

“The Adriatic-Ionian Strategy is a major regional plan for Greece and Italy, and there is great potential for the creation of a list of Greek-Italian infrastructure projects so that we can draw funding from the European Strategic Investment Fund (Juncker Plan) as well as from loans and inclusion in other programmes,” Xydakis said after the meeting.

“Italy and Greece are leading forces in this endeavour, which other neighbouring countries can join. The plan includes energy, many infrastructure projects, the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), and it is a plan that from its inception can impart great impetus to the region,” he added.

Gozi said, among other things, that “2017 is a very important year for Europe: the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome. On the occasion of this anniversary, we would like to collaborate, because we believe that there needs to be more democracy and transparency, as well as smoother functioning in the European institutions.”

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