Europe happy with Mitsotakis, Erdogan ‘peace’ talks

Europe has expressed satisfaction at the rapprochement efforts between Greece and Turkey following the meeting between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Responding to questions, Stano said the EU Commission follows all such meetings because they are important in the “framework of the ongoing normalisation in the relations of the EU and Turkey and of the member-states of the EU and Turkey.”

“We can only encourage such meetings because only in meetings and in mutual engagement can you solve the open issues. So we take note of this meeting and we hope that the trend of the normalisation of the relations will continue,” Stano added.

During the press briefing Stano also referred to the recent fiscal surveillance report on Greece noting:

“On Greece, we discussed the latest enhanced surveillance report, the 13th, which noted that the country has completed a further set of commitments and, despite some delays, also made progress in several reform areas.

“In sum, our assessment is that the authorities have taken the necessary actions considering the circumstances. Let me recall that this report was not linked to a release of debt measures by the Eurogroup: this will be for the next report, the 14th, in May.”