Greek PM Alexis Tsipras Meets with Ministers Ahead of EU Council

TsiprasThe upcoming EU Summit in Brussels dominated a meeting between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras with his close associates and the government’s ministers on Monday, following the result of the British referendum as well as the conditions in Europe.

The bill on the change of the electoral law that is expected to be tabled in Greek Parliament over the coming days was also discussed.

Tsipras is expected to hold a series of meetings in Brussels. He will meet with European Parliament President Martin Schulz, representatives of the European Socialists, the head of the European Left Gabi Zimmer and representatives of the European Greens.

Tsipras has also been invited to observe the preparatory meeting of the European Socialists ahead of the EU Summit. He will attend the meeting of the European Socialist leaders and a meeting may take place with French President Francois Hollande.

Greek PM’s Program

The full schedule of the Greek PM’s visit to Brussels is as follows (all hours are local). On Tuesday:

08:00 > Meeting with the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz

08:45 > Meeting with the President of the GUE/NGL group Gabriele Zimmer

09:15 > Meeting with the Greens/EFA co-Presidents, Philippe Lamberts and Rebecca Harms, and the party’s Vice-President Ska Keller

13:15 > Will participate in preparatory meeting of the European Socialist Party as an observer

15:00-15:45 > Arrival at the European Council meeting

16:00-16:30 > Exchange of views country and government leaders with the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz

16:45- 22:00 > Meeting of the European Council

On Wednesday:

09:15-09:45 > Arrival at the European Council

10:00-12:30 > Second meeting of the European Council; informal meeting of 27 member-states
(Source: ANA-MPA)