Cyprus President Nikos Anastasiades, currently in Brussels to attend the works of the European Summit, was rushed to the hospital this morning.
Anastasiades experienced continuous nose-bleeding due to high blood pressure. He was given a proper medical treatment. Doctors have requested that he remain in bed for the next 48 hours in order to avoid another bleeding incident.
The President will be closely monitor by doctors. He is currently in Brussels to discuss the provocative Turkish invasion of Cyprus’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) at the EU Summit, scheduled to begin today in Brussels.
Turkey recently made incursions into the EEZ and the FIR of Cyprus, causing panic and frustration for the island’s government. Cypriot officials are closely monitoring developments. The Turkish acts have been deemed illegal, as they violate all international and European maritime laws and undermine security and stability in the greater region.
Anastasiades was expected to demand that all participating leaders at the Summit condemn Turkey and agree to warn Ankara of possible consequences if it continues such incursions.
Consequences might even include the “freezing” of Turkey’s EU membership plans.
The President of Cyprus was also expected to meet with British Prime Minister David Cameron on the sidelines of the Summit.
Greece is not on the official agenda of talks
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is expected to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Brussels today. He will have the opportunity to inform his European counterparts on the state of the Greek economy.
Samaras is going to reiterate that Greece is ready to exit the crisis and to dismiss the Memorandum of Understanding – not without the full support of all European Member states, however.
The Summit begins this afternoon at 6 pm (Greek time). At 2 pm the Greek Prime Minister will attend the Summit of the European People’s Party. On Friday, the “Greek issue” will be discussed in further detail during a lunch meeting between Eurozone leaders.