Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras had a luncheon with his Italian counterpart Matteo Renzi in Florence on Friday, following the latter’s invitation. The Prime Ministers were accompanied by their spouses.
Samaras – on a private visit – discussed with Renzi issues of the revolving EU presidency, which Greece held the first half of 2014 and Italy succeeded to on July 1. These included illegal immigration, the Trans Adriatic Pipeline, economic relations between the two countries, investments and tourism.
Renzi noted it was the first time since 1958 that an Italian party garnered more than 40% in votes and discussed Italy’s reforms, especially in the constitution and the economy.
Samaras also extended an invitation to Renzi, to visit Greece.