The Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had a telephone conversation with Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday morning on the major the major challenges that Europe is presently facing.

As such, the refugee crisis, security and the latest economic developments were at the top of their agenda. The Greek PM briefed the German Chancellor on the recent summit of Mediterranean EU leaders in Athens and argued that the initiative can have a positive effect on the debate regarding the EU’s future.

Both leaders reportedly agreed that the upcoming European summit meeting in Bratislava is an opportunity to better discuss the prospects and goals of the European Union.