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M. Weber speaks of K. Mitsotakis’ determination towards Erdogan: ‘We will not be blackmailed by those who are outside our borders’

In his statements to journalists, at the headquarters of the Union of Foreign Correspondents in Rome, the president of the European People’s Party, Manfed Weber, referred to the need to observe solidarity in immigration, but also to respect European borders.

In more detail, the president of the EPP, responding to a question from APE-MPE, emphasized:

“On the one hand there is, of course, solidarity, but on the other hand we must be clear with those who do not respect our laws and rules and fight against irregular immigration.

They are two sides of the same coin. In all cases, in the past months, Europe has shown determination in defending its borders. In Belarus, Lukashenko tried to blackmail us. Kyriakos Mitsotakis showed determination with Erdogan, at the Greek-Turkish border, blocking illegal immigrants and the attempt at extortion. Spain’s Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez did so in the case of Melilla and Morocco. We do not allow those outside our borders to blackmail us.”

At the same time, Manfred Weber emphasized that he is not worried about the positions of the League and the far-right “Brothers of Italy” on immigration and other issues, because the basis of the program of the Italian conservative faction consists of positions of the European People’s Party.

“I want to be clear: I am not worried about the future and the stability of the Italian democratic institutions,” he said, adding that Silvio Berlusconi’s party, Forza Italia, “has the most experience within the Italian center-right.”

For his part, the coordinator of Forza Italia and former president of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, stated that his party sided with Ukraine from the very beginning. “We are with Europe, with NATO, and with the United States,” said the former president of the European Parliament.

Finally, Tajani emphasized that his party believes that the ceiling on the price of natural gas should be approved as soon as possible, and that “if the goal is to immediately avoid the bankruptcy of thousands of companies and there is no other solution, then, let’s take measures that may lead to an increase in the public deficit in our country”.

Source: AMPE

Source: Capital

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