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EU Internal Market Commissioner due in Athens on Thursday

Δημοσίευση 12 Ιανουαρίου 2011, 11:23 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
EU Internal Market Commissioner  due in Athens on Thursday
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EU Internal Market and Services Commissioner Michel Barnier will visit Athens on January 13-14, the head of Greece's representation to the Commission, Panagiotis Karvounis, announced on Tuesday on the sidelines of an event in Athens for the presentation of the Hungarian EU presidency's program.

EU Internal Market and Services Commissioner Michel Barnier will visit Athens on January 13-14, the head of Greece's representation to the Commission, Panagiotis Karvounis, announced on Tuesday on the sidelines of an event in Athens for the presentation of the Hungarian EU presidency's program.

On the occasion of Barnier's visit, Karvounis noted that the European Commission's priorities for 2011 include implementation of the new "European six-month" measure which, he said, was a "preventive procedure of examination of the economic indicators" in such a way to enable the Commission to discuss the indicators with the EU member states before they are included in the draft budgets.

He also said formulation of a proposal for the creation of a European credit rating organisation is a "major issue", which was expected to be discussed during Barnier's visit.