Tsipras speaks today before the plenary of the European Parliament

Tsipras speaks today before the plenary of the European Parliament

Athens, July 8, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency

By Spiros Sideris

In the plenary of the European Parliament will be today the Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras.

As the President of Europarliament Martin Schulz said in his personal account on twitter, «after our telephone conversation, Mr. Tsipras confirmed that he will be in plenary tomorrow (Wednesday) morning”.

For Wednesday morning it is scheduled a debate in the plenary of the European Parliament on the conclusions of the European Council in June, and Tuesday’s eruozone Summit, where the dominant issue will be Greece. The discussion is also expected to attend the European Council President Donald Tusk.

Letter of Pavlopoulos to Tusk for the meeting of political leaders

The President of the GReek Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, sent a letter to the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, in relation to the meeting of political leaders in the presidential palace.

In particular, the President highlights the four points of the joint communiqué signed Monday by the political leaders, except the general secretary of the Communist Party Dimitris Koutsouba.

In detail, the letter from Mr. Pavlopoulos:

Dear Mr. President,

I would like to inform you that following a request by the Prime Minister of Greece Mr. Alexis Tsipras, I called a meeting yesterday of the political leaders of the Parties of the Greek Parliament, in which a common declaration was adopted by all Parties except the Communist Party of Greece stating the following:

The recent vote of the Greek people in the referendum does not constitute a mandate to break away from the Euro zone, but a mandate to continue and strengthen the effort for attaining a socially just and economically viable agreement. The Government will assume the responsibility of continuing negotiations, and every political leader will contribute to this effort on the basis of their institutional and political role.

The common goal, in this context, is the pursuit of a solution that will ensure:

– Covering, sufficiently, the financial needs of the country

– Credible reforms, based on a fair distribution of burdens and the promotion of growth, with as few recessionary consequences as possible

– A strong, front-loaded developmental program, primarily oriented to confronting unemployment and encouraging entrepreneurship

– A commitment to beginning a substantial discussion on confronting the problem of the viability of Greek public debt

The Political Leaders also underlined that the restoration of liquidity in the Greek banking system, in coordination with the ECB, constitutes an immediate priority.

The aforementioned consensual decision of most Greek Parliamentary parties constitutes a crucial opportunity for all euro zone partners to reach an economically and politically viable agreement.

I remain,

Sincerely yours,

H.E. Donald Tusk

President of the European Council