President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias will convene an extraordinary meeting of the Council of political party leaders at 12:30 pm on Friday, an announcement issued by the president's office confirmed on Thursday.
According to the statement issued, the meeting will focus on the economic situation and Prime Minister George Papandreou will brief the council members on the country’s course and the discussions held in view of the decisions in the EU.
The meeting will be attended by main opposition New Democracy (ND) party President Antonis Samaras, Communist Party of Greece (KKE) general secretary Aleka Papariga, Popular Orthodox Rally (LA.O.S) President George Karatzaferis and Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) parliamentary group president Alexis Tsipras.  
The meeting was arranged following contacts between the president’s office and the leaders of the political parties represented in parliament.