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Commission committed to help for more growth and jobs in Greece, Moscovici say

Commission committed to help for more growth and jobs in Greece, Moscovici say

The European Commission is committed to help for more growth and job positions in Greece, EU Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said on Wednesday (4/11).

Speaking to reporters, ahead of a meeting with Labour Minister George Katrougalos, the Commissioner said: "I am here for meetings with top government ministers. I will meet with Labour minister because Europe's goal is growth and job creation".

During the meeting, Katrougalos briefed the Economic and Financial Affairs Commissioner over a reform of the social insurance system currently drafted by the ministry, along with job related issues.

Speaking to reporters, after the meeting, the Labour minister said: "The meeting was held in a good climate and focused on employment and social insurance issues. We had a good response. The pension issue is not just a fiscal adjustment matter but a matter of social justice since pensioners have suffered several cuts. We are close to a target on reforming the social insurance system, but there could be an extension until early December".