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Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Giorgos Katrougalos attends meeting of EU General Affairs Council (Brussels, 20 July 2018)

Friday, 20 July 2018

Addressing the meeting of the EU General Affairs Council on Brexit, which was held in Brussels today, Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Giorgos Katrougalos expressed our country’s full support for EU negotiator Michel Barnier, who will be carrying out a visit to Greece next week.

Although the UK’s recent White Book is a positive step, Mr. Katrougalos added, it continues to be at some distance from European positions and the conditions of the negotiations, which creates serious risks of a ‘disorderly’, no-deal Brexit. This would be the worst possible outcome and must be avoided.

Our country, Mr. Katrougalos concluded, is preparing for all scenarios, attaching special importance to the protection of the rights of the Greeks living in the UK, protection of agricultural products and geographical designations, and tourism, education and shipping issues.

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