Main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Antonis Samaras departs for Brussels on Monday afternoon to participate in a European People’s Party (EPP) summit on Thursday.

On Monday evening, he is scheduled to meet with European Commissioner Janusz Lewandowski, while afterwards he will meet with German MEP and budget committee member Reimer Boge.

The ND leader will also meet with Belgian Prime Minister Yves Leterme, the president the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek, European Commissioner for financial programming and the budget Janusz Lewandowski and a number of EPP officials.

The EPP Summit will be attended by 15 state and government leaders as well as by European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, European Council President Herman van Rompuy and European Parliament President Buzek.

The economic crisis in Europe, the Greek problem, as well as, developments in the Arab world and the impact on the Mediterranean Basin and Greece considering the likelihood of a migrant inflow will dominate in the EPP summit to take place ahead of the EU Summit on Friday.