Prime Minister George Papandreou will be holding meetings with the leaders of opposition parties, before his departure, on Tuesday, with Paris being the first stop and then Brussels, where the European Union's special summit will be taking place.

According to reports, Papandreou will meet at 10 in the morning with main opposition New Democracy (ND) party leader Antonis Samaras, at 2 noon with Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Secretary General Aleka Papariga and then with the president of the Radical Left Coalition's (SYRIZA) Parliamentary Group Alexis Tsipras, while the time of the meeting with the president of the Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS) party's leader George Karatzaferis remains to be set.

The meetings, according to reports, were agreed on Thursday in telephone communications during which associates of the prime minister informed the party leaders of Papandreou's intention to meet with them.