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PM to meet with Commission president on Monday in Brussels

Δημοσίευση 4 Δεκεμβρίου 2010, 11:29 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
PM to meet with Commission president on Monday in Brussels
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Prime minister George Papandreou will be in Brussels on Monday for a meeting with European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso, it was made known on Friday.

Prime minister George Papandreou will be in Brussels on Monday for a meeting with European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso, it was made known on Friday.

According to diplomatic sources, the meeting will take place at 17:00 Greek time and is expected to last at least an hour, with Barroso and Papandreou scheduled to make joint statements at 18:15.

The focus of the talks will be EU external policy issues and also matters relating to the European and Greek economies. According to the same sources, Barroso and Papandreou will discuss the measures taken by the Greek government in order to tackle the crisis, Greece's supervision by the EU-ECB-IMF troika, European support for Greece and preparations for the EU summit on December 16-17.

Other sources, meanwhile, revealed that the meeting had been requested by Barroso, who is expected to send a strong message that Greece is now on the right track after the measures that it has taken, while also stressing the seriousness of the situation.

The meeting will come a few days ahead of a crucial EU summit on December 17 that is slated to formally establish a permanent European Stabilisation Mechanism (ESM).