Athens, July 14, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency
By Spiros Sideris
European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici will pay an official visit to Athens on July 18.
Moscovici will meet with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and afterwards will attend a working lunch with the participation of Economy Minister George Stathakis, Labour Minister George Katrougalos, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and Alternate Finance Minister Giorgos Chouliarakis.
Later, the European Commissioner will give a joint press conference with Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos at EU representation office in Athens.
Moscovici’s schedule will conclude with his speech at the Greek parliament and to the parliamentary plenum of the Greek parliament’s Financial, Production, Trade and European Committees.
On the occasion of Moscovici’s visit to Greece the head of the Greek representation of EU in Greece Panos Karvounis stated “We welcome Commissioner Moscovici, a European friend of Greece that never lost his trust in the country’s ability to recover and return where it belongs, inside the European economy. After the completion of the first review, the focus on the structural reforms, the fiscal stability and the promotion of the investments is absolutely essential. The main point of the second review is reforms to be implemented and not remain only at the adoption level with aim the restart of the growth. In this demanding course, the European Commission was and remains Greece’s stable supporter”.