“Italy and Greece share common problems”

“Italy and Greece share common problems”


By Christos T. Panagopoulos

Italian Prime Minister, Enrico Leta, is going to meet on Monday noon with his Greek counterpart, Antonis Samaras, in a scheduled two-day official visit in Athens, where he will discuss several crucial matters concerning the difficulties that the European South confronts.

According to Greek Media, unemployment, the financial crisis that afflict both countries, as well as the procedures that must be followed about the installation of the new TAP natural gas pipe network, which will connect Azerbaijan with Europe via Greece and Italy, remain high in the agenda of the two men.

In a tweet published in his account on Saturday, Mr. Leta mentioned the “keywords” of his two-day visit in Athens, writing: “Tomorrow in Athens to tell Greeks that we want another Europe, with employment, culture and hope. Athens is the symbol of a European Union which must change”.

Speaking to AMNA, Leta stated: “I come to Athens to encourage the Greek public opinion and say to them there is a Europe, which will help Greece, so that the country would help itself”.

Referring to the TAP natural gas pipe network, Italian PM repeated his strong belief that “it is a project that will allow both countries to ensure a better future in the energy sector”.