A clear message to Turkey that the European Union is not being blackmailed was sent by the Vice-President of the European Commission, Margaritis Schinas.
Speaking on Alpha’s news bulletin, the vice-president referred to the escalation of Turkish provocations against Greece and the measures being planned by the EU. “No one can blackmail or intimidate the EU with threats or shouts. We are looking for a way to give Turkey one last chance.
If we find ourselves in such a situation on August 25, it is reasonable to impose sanctions. At the moment, a sanction system is on the table,” he said. When asked what would be the sanction that will “hurt” the most, he answered: “The sanctions that hurt the most are the sanctions that are not announced in advance, they are the sanctions that are decided and applied.”