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"Med 7" also supports new initiatives on the labor acquis and social protection, following the Gothenburg summit, with a special focus on addressing the migration issue and with greater solidarity with "front-line countries" such as Greece and Italy.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, according to the same sources, continues to vigorously support and take the lead in efforts to boost social Europe, as well as in boosting his commitment to resolving the migration issue. He is also expected to raise the issue of respect for international law at the Aegean and the issue of a just and viable solution to the Cyprus problem.
Prior to the opening of the session, Tsipras will have a bilateral meeting with his Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni at Palazzo Chigi, the government headquarters.