Samaras attends emergency EU meeting in Brussels for Ukraine

With developments in Ukraine taking a dramatic turn, the EU is holding an emergency summit in Brussels today, where they will debate and decide upon …

With developments in Ukraine taking a dramatic turn, the EU is holding an emergency summit in Brussels today, where they will debate and decide upon EU policy. With tens of thousands of Greek expatriates living in Ukraine, particularly in the Pro-Russian eastern areas of the country, the Greek government is in favor of de-escalating the crisis and finding a compromising solution that will maintain balance and satisfy the Ukrainian people’s demands.

The Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is scheduled to travel to Brussels today for the EU meeting, before heading the Dublin, where the European Peoples’ Party is holding a summit to determine its candidate for the president of the Commission in the upcoming European elections. Mr. Samaras, along with Angela Merkel’s CDU and Jean-Claude Juncker’s CSV parties support the candidacy of Mr. Juncker.

The Greek PM will deliver a speech at the summit on Friday and is expected to meet up with other European Prime Ministers and party leaders. With Ukraine’s former PM Yulia Tymoshenko scheduled to address the Summit, the developments in Ukraine are expected to monopolize the interest of attendees.

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