Commissioner Moscovici visits Athens

Commissioner Moscovici is in Athens today to discuss progress made in implementing the full range of fiscal and structural measures that have been adopted by Greece. He will meet with Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister, Giorgos Stathakis, Minister of the Economy, Development and Tourism, Euclid Tsakalotos Minister of Finance, Giorgos Katrougalos, Minister of Labour and Social Security and Giorgos Houliarakis, Alternate Finance Minister. Commissioner Moscovici will also address the Standing Committee of Economic Affairs, the Standing Committee of Production and Trade and the Special Standing Committee of European Affairs of the Hellenic Parliament and exchange views with the members of the Parliament. The Commissioner’s address to the Parliament, which will also be available in Greek, will be published here. Ahead of this visit, Commissioner Moscovici said: “This month marks one year from the important agreement reached last summer. With this second visit to Athens, I intend to lend my support to a rebuilding in confidence in the Greek economy and implementation of the structural reforms essential to deliver a strong and lasting recovery in Greece. Thanks to the cooperative process that the Commission has built with the Greek authorities, I am fully confident that we will meet the remaining challenges ahead of us.”  Video coverage of Commissioner Moscovici‘s joint press conference with Finance Minister Tsakalotos will be available on EbS. In particular, his joint press conference with Finance Minister Tsakalotos, at the EC representation in Athens, will be live-streamed at 14:15 CET.