Pres­i­den­tial Guard pre­pares for Ital­ian leader’s in­spec­tion

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A Pres­i­den­tial Guard cap­tain in­spects an hon­orary guard be­fore the ar­rival of Ital­ian Pres­i­dent Ser­gio Mattarella in Athens yes­ter­day. Pres­i­dent Prokopis Pavlopou­los said Greece and Italy suf­fer from two crises – one fi­nan­cial and one re­lat­ing to refugees – which ex­tend be­yond their bor­ders. ‘They are on the verge of be­com­ing ex­is­ten­tial crises for the fu­ture of the Euro­pean project,’ he said. Mattarella re­ferred to a com­mon view of the chal­lenges test­ing the Euro­pean Union. ‘Both coun­tries are con­vinced that the EU must fo­cus on eco­nomic growth and boost­ing jobs,’ he said.

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