Furthermore, the Alternate Minister informed Mr. Burke upon Turkey’s instrumentalization of migrant workers, but also on the extreme European rhetoric against Greece, which goes as far as questioning Greece’s sovereignty over the islands of the Eastern Aegean. Alternate Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) of Foreign Affairs, Miltiadis Varvitsiotis held a teleconference with Irish Minister of State for European Affairs and Defence, Peter Burke, in a very good atmosphere. The particular discussion focused, inter alia, on migration, EU enhancement and the energy and pumpiing crisis. Mr. Varvitsiotis also briefed Mr Burke on Turkey’s provocative conduct. Moreover, the two Ministers exchanged views on Brexit. In this context, Mister. Varvitsiotis emphasized the need to not really waste another opportunity and also to take decisions to tackle illegal migration by protecting Europe’s borders. The Alternate Minister told Mr. Burke that “we need to do more to reinforce our common project, the EU, and to create distributed approaches to common problems”.