Tsipras – Hollande discuss evaluation and refugee issue

Tsipras – Hollande discuss evaluation and refugee issue

Athens, April 14, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Spiros Sideris

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met with French President Francois Hollande, who greeted Alexis Tsipras in the courtyard of the Elysee Palace.

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Reportedly, Alexis Tsipras said to the French President that the agreement on the evaluation, would have closed long ago, if the institutional disagreements had not caused delays.

Any delay weights heavily on the Greek economy and instability in Europe, stressed the Prime Minister, stating based on figures that Greece has gone better than expected and no additional measures are required.

Regarding the IMF, the Greek side stressed that the IMF was forecasting a recession of 2.3%, while yesterday it announced a recession of 0.2%.

Greece is claiming the right to decide on how to distribute the burden through the bills it votes, the Prime Minister also said to the French President.

On Thursday at 24:00 the Prime Minister will hold a scheduled working lunch with President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

Then, the Prime Minister will travel to Brussels at 7 pm to participate as a guest speaker at a scheduled working dinner with senior members of the Axel Springer Foundation on the state and prospects of the Greek economy.