Alexis Tsipras to begin marathon talks on Greek debt relief

Written by on October 19, 2016 in Europe - Comments Off on Alexis Tsipras to begin marathon talks on Greek debt relief
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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will be in Brussels on October 20 to participate in a European leaders’ summit that will officially discuss trade, migration and EU relations with Russia.

According to reports, the Greek PM will hold a series of talks on the sidelines of the summit with European leaders and EU officials including Commission President Jean Claude Juncker, Commission VP Valdis Dombrovskis, German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Francois Hollande.

Tsipras will seek to exercise pressure for Greek debt relief talks to begin before the end of the year. The government defines debt relief not just in terms of short-term measures that can be implemented straight away but also defining medium and long-term ones that can be applied after the current bailout expires in 2018.

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