Moscovici argues it is not in Greece’s interest to split up institutions

29 November 2016
808 Views

The European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs Pierre Moscovici commented that it is in Greece’s interests to not split up the institutions, on his way ot of his meeting with Labor Minister Efi Achtsioglou on Tuesday.

Mr. Moscovici told journalists that the aim is a staff level agreement which also includes the IMF. Asked about his discussion with the Labor Minister, the European Commissioner noted that it was constructive and that there has been progress in the current negotiations.

Later on Mr. Moscovici gave a press conference at the EU’s offices in Athens, where he suggested that an extraordinary Eurogroup make be scheduled for the 19th of December. Although his visit in Athens was productive, it appears that there are a number of unresolved issues to reach a staff level agreement.

Additionally the European official underlined that if Greece fulfills its commitments, then its partners must also respond to what has been agreed. Mr. Moscovici added that Greece’s geopolitical position is important and ruled out the possibility of a fourth bailout agreement.

You may be interested

Poll: New Democracy leads with a 14.8% difference to SYRIZA
POLITICS
shares22 views
POLITICS
shares22 views

Poll: New Democracy leads with a 14.8% difference to SYRIZA

makis - Jun 24, 2021

The governing party of New Democracy is clearly leading the polls with 37%, a difference of 14.8% from SYRIZA which…

Greece and Italy top European picks for American tourists
GREECE
shares24 views
GREECE
shares24 views

Greece and Italy top European picks for American tourists

Panos - Jun 24, 2021

Italy and Greece are the top two choices in Europe for American travellers this season, according to a report by…

Turkish coastguard harassed Cypriot fishing boat (photos)
GREECE
shares28 views
GREECE
shares28 views

Turkish coastguard harassed Cypriot fishing boat (photos)

Panos - Jun 24, 2021

New provocation from Turkey. Turkish coastguards harassed the fishing boat “Maria – Bouboulina”, while sailing in international territorial waters. The…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.