EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, is in Athens since yesterday, Monday 20, 2019. Immediately after his arrival in Athens, Mr. Barnier met with the President of the Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos.

Mr. Pavlopoulos praised the position taken by the European Commissioner on the sovereignty of the Republic of Cyprus, especially on the issue related to Cyprus’ EEZ.

At the same time, he stressed that “it is well known to everyone that the Cyprus’ EEZ is also an EU EEZ. And by defending Cyprus you virtually defended the International Legality and the European acquis.”

For his part, Mr. Barnier thanked Mr Pavlopoulos for the meeting and stressed, among other things, that Brexit’s dossier is extremely complex.