ND leader reacts to draft summit statement

ND leader reacts to draft summit statement

Conservative opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis has said that a draft statement leaked ahead of Monday’s EU migration summit in Brussels does not meet the minimum requirements agreed between Greek political leaders last week.

“The draft statement is not satisfactory… It does not fulfil our minimum requirements,” Mitsotakis told REAL FM on Monday.

According to the text, which was made public over the weekend, the EU leaders will conclude that “irregular flows of migrants along the Western Balkans route are coming to an end; this route is now closed.” Because of this, the statement added that “the EU will stand by Greece in this difficult moment and will do its utmost to help manage the situation.”

Reports on Monday said that Germany had voiced objections to this part of the statement.

In the same interview, the New Democracy leader also ruled out the possibility of entering into a national unity government with Alexis Tsipras’s SYRIZA party.

“We cannot be in the same government as Mr Tsipras,” Mitsotakis said.

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