Monday, December 10, 2012

Avramopoulos At EU Foreign Affairs and General Affairs Councils

Dimitris Avramopoulos, greek politician. New D...
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Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos is in Brussels in order to take part in the EU General Affairs and Foreign Affairs Councils (GAC/FAC), scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, December 10-11, 2012,

On Monday, Avramopoulos is to attend the FAC working luncheon, during which the Foreign Ministers are set to discuss EU-Russian relations ahead of the EU-Russia Summit Meeting (Brussels, December 21), as well as the Middle East peace process. The afternoon session of the FAC is going to look at Southern Neighbourhood issues, with the focus on developments in Syria, Egypt, and Libya; developments in the Western Balkans, with emphasis on the Belgrade-Pristina talks; and EU-U.S. relations.

The morning session of Tuesday’s GAC is expected to include a discussion of preparations for the conclusions of the European Council on December 13-14. This is to be followed by a working luncheon hosted by European Council President Rompuy, and the Council meeting is going to conclude in the afternoon, looking at the conclusions on enlargement policy. Also within the framework of the Council proceedings, the Irish-Lithuanian-Greek Presidency Trio is set to present their 18-month programme.

Foreign Minister Avramopoulos would be accompanied by Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Kourkoulas.

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