Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen

(Dimitris Papamitsos / Greek Prime Minister's Office)

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met today in Sofia with the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, on the sidelines of the inauguration of the Natural Gas Interconnector Greece – Bulgaria (IGB).

During the meeting, there was a special discussion on dealing with the consequences of the energy crisis. The Prime Minister underlined the need for the EU to take drastic measures, repeating the Greek proposals with a focus on the need to impose a cap on the wholesale price of natural gas.

The developments in Ukraine were also discussed, after yesterday’s illegal decision by Russia. Furthermore, it was pointed out that the EU will never recognize the illegal annexation of the occupied territories of Ukraine.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis informed the President of the European Commission about the latest developments concerning the escalation of Turkish delinquency. He reiterated his firm adherence to dialogue on the basis of International Law, but also his determination to defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Greece and asked for the EU’s decisive support against Turkey’s aggression and revisionism.

The Prime Minister expressed his satisfaction regarding the visit of the Vice-President of the European Commission, Commissioner for Values ​​and Transparency, Věra Jourová to Athens and the level of cooperation.