The Minister added that the Western Balkan region is already destabilized and left it to be understood that countries such as Ukraine, Syria, Iraq and North Africa have created a haven for jihadists.
"The Western Balkans are destabilized, and then we have Ukraine, Syria, Iraq and northern Africa. This is a sickle," Kotzias said.Kotzias also said that "what the Europeans are doping to us is cultural racism... It is a necessity to find aniother way of behasving toward Greece. It is also a geostrategic necessity. Instead, they chose to crush the Syriza government in its early days... What will this bring? Right-wing extremism and chaos."
Kotzias is participating in the two-day Informal Meeting of EU member-state Foreign Ministers (Gymnich Meeting), which began on Friday.
On the first day, the Gymnich proceedings focused on the situation in Libya and the negotiations under way to form a national unity government; the crisis in Ukraine and in EU-Russia relations; and the preparations for the Eastern Neighbourhood Summit, which will take place this coming May, in Riga.
On Saturday the Meeting is set to begin with a meeting of EU member states with the candidate countries for EU membership. The Foreign Ministers are then expected to look at the process for the revision of the European Neighbourhood Policy and the revision of the EU Security Strategy.
References in Greek: defencenet, Kathimerini, News247, ANA-MPA