Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias on Friday noted that the EU report submitted by the institutions on Turkey needs to be balanced, during his meeting with Croatian Foreign Minister Gordan Grlić Radman, who is visiting Athens. “It must have proposals both for a positive agenda but also for the prospect of sanctions, in case neighbouring Turkey is again tempted to display illicit behaviour,” Dendias clarified.
The two officials also exchanged views on regional developments, the prospect of deepening Greek-Croatian cooperation and highlighted the importance of the TAP natural gas pipeline and its vertical branches, such as the Ionian-Adriatic pipeline.
Dendias reaffirmed that Greece supports Croatia’s admission to inner core of EU member-states, including the Schengen zone and the eurozone.
They also discussed the European perspective of the Western Balkans, on the basis of associated conditionalities.