PM due in Brussels on Monday, Venizelos at Eurogroup Sunday

Prime Minister George Papandreou held a meeting at his offices on Friday with new Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos and former finance minister George Papaconstantinou, who now takes over the environment ministry, after the end of the new government's first cabinet meeting.
The meeting was held to prepare for Papandreou's trip to Brussels on Monday and to brief Venizelos for a Eurogroup meeting taking place in Luxembourg on Sunday.

During his trip to Brussels, which was postponed due to the radical developments at home, Papandreou is scheduled to meet Eurogroup chair Jean-Claude Juncker and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.

In all likelihood, there will also be a meeting between Papandreou and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy on Tuesday.

The Eurogroup meeting will mainly discuss the issue of Greek debt and a new support package for the Greek economy, so the briefing with Venizelos focused mainly on  aspects of the negotiations and discussed the best approach for the Greek side.

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