Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will be in Brussels today for the proceedings of the European Council meeting where he will meet with the heads of all EU member states to discuss migration, internal security and the progress made on the issue of Brexit.

After the EU Council meetng, the Greek PM will join his counterparts in the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit will take place on 18-19 October.

The ASEM summit will bring together: heads of state or governments of 51 European and Asian countries, representatives of the European Union, and the Secretary General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Discussions will focus on the theme “Europe and Asia: global partners for global challenges” and leaders are expected to seek ways to strengthen dialogue and cooperation between the two continents on a wide range of areas, including: trade and investment, connectivity, sustainable development and climate, security challenges such as terrorism, non-proliferation, cyber-security, and irregular migration.

The European Council’s schedule for the meeting which the Prime Minister will be attending is as follows:
Wednesday 17/10
19:00 Arrival of leaders
20:00 European Council on Brexit and dinner

Thursday 18/10
09:30 Arrival of leaders
10:30 Exchange of views with the President of the European Parliament
11:00 Working meeting of the European Council
14:00 Lunch meeting
16:30 Press conference after the end of the European Council

The programme of the Asia-Europe Summit is as follows:
Thursday 18/10
18:00 Arrival of heads of delegations outside the EU
20:00 Official reception of the heads of delegations by Presidents Tusk and Juncker
20:25 Opening ceremony
22:00 Official dinner

Friday 19/10
09:30 Arrival of heads of delegation
10:15 First plenary session
11:45 Second plenary session
13:15 Group photo
13:30 Meeting
16:00 Closing ceremony
16:30 Press conference


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