Commissioner Moscovici meets Tsipras

Commissioner Moscovici meets Tsipras

There’s a good momentum for Greece, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs Pierre Moscovici said following a meeting with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at Maximos Mansion on Tuesday afternoon.

“We have a good momentum for Greece at the moment,” the EU official told journalists, adding that he discussed with Tsipras all the major issues concerning the country.

Moscovici said that the European Commission and Greece are building trust which is necessary to attract investments, noting that the common aim is to achieve growth and social cohesion which must be restored. “We are on the side of Greece; we’re ready to ready to make every effort to help Greece implement the reform program” so that there will be success for the Greek people and Greece, he added.

The meeting was also attended by Government Vice President Yannis Dragasakis and State Minister Nikos Pappas.

Commenting on the meeting, Greek government sources said Moscovici was positive on major issues which are currently debated between Greece and its lenders. According to the sources, the two officials covered all the issues relating to the country’s economic program and the recapitalization of Greece’s lenders. On the issue of non-performing loans put forward by the prime minister, Moscovici “expressed his certainty that a solution can be found that will not endanger social cohesion.” On the recapitalization process, the two sides said they’re confident it will be completed successfully before the end of the year.

“Moscovici spoke very positively on Greece’s cooperation with the institutions thus far and expressed his certainty that an understanding will be reached on all open issues. He also expressed optimism on the progress and completion of the Greek program,” the same sources added.