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Greece to carry on Lithuanian EU presidency goals of fiscal stability and growth, says Samaras

Greeces upcoming six-month turn as EU president will focus on fostering growth, regulating immigration and promoting maritime issues with emphasis on undersea energy exploration, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said Wednesday.

“The Lithuanian (EU) presidency set as a priority, among others, fiscal stability alongside growth and employment. We will continue this twin target,» Samaras said after talks with visiting Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, who currently holds the rotating presidency.

Priorities would be «to complete the banking union, dealing with migration flows… and an across-the-board maritime agenda including policies to develop undersea energy wealth», the prime minister said.

Grybauskaite said that European parliament elections on May 25 would place pressure on Greece to make quick decisions during its tenure.

“I am sure that (Greece) will be able to manage this goal,» she added.

[AFP]