PM Tsipras in PES Meeting on Thursday, as Hollande Confirms Attendance in Athens Summit

PM Tsipras in PES Meeting on Thursday, as Hollande Confirms Attendance in Athens Summit

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will start a series of international contacts this week starting on Thursday (August 25), when he will participate in the summit of the Party of European Socialists (PES) in Paris.
On Monday, the French government confirmed that President Francois Hollande will attend a meeting of the European South in Athens at the start of September, initiated by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
“A South Europe meeting will be held at the start of September, which was proposed by the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and which François Hollande accepted,” spokesman Stephane Le Foll  said.
At the meeting, Tsipras will focus on issues related to Europe's social character and the goals for growth and lower unemployment, and will also open the debate on eurozone’s fiscal relaxation.
The Greek government has said the meeting will be held on September 9. On September 18, the premier will visit New York to participate in the United Nations' general assembly.


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