European Commission's proposal for the protection of the Union's external borders was discussed at a meeting between Alternate Foreign Minister Nikos Xydakis and European Commissioner for the European Neighbourhood Policy Johannes Hahn late Wednesday.
The Greek minister underlined Greece's constant support to proposals that upgrade the protection of the borders, particularly in exceptional circumstances and whenever this is considered necessary adding that this new force, when is formed, should act with the involved country's consent.
Xydakis also referred to the series of reforms that have been legislated in Greece in a very short period as well as to the Greek government's continuous and intensive efforts. The two officials agreed on the need for stability and dealing with the matter of the Greek debt in order investments to come to Greece and the unemployment to be tackled.
The Austrian Commissioner briefed Xydakis over his recent meeting in FYROM and on the prospects the process for the solution of the name issue to be accelerated and the start of the deliberations for Fyrom's assecion to the European Union.
On his part, the Greek minister reminded Greece's continuous and real support to FYROM along with its interest for stability and growth in the neighbouring country. "Besides, our country is the largest investor in Fyrom and the solution of the issue is in the common interest."