In the latest development, the European Commission spokesperson on Financial Affairs, Annika Breidthaerdt said in a press briefing that the European Commission was unaware of the details of the Greek PM’s announcements, responding to a question by protothema.gr. The spokesperson said: “The Commission noted the Greek Prime Minister’s announcements and his commitment to comply with the program’s goals. The Commission is well aware of the challenges facing the Aegean islands from the large refugee flows and it is working with the Greek authorities to alleviate the burden”, the spokesperson underlined. She continued by saying that the Commission was willing to examine any proposals by the Greek government and see whether they were in accordance to the commitments in the memorandum. Finally, she pointed out the EC would look into all the PM’s promises before making any statements or taking any stance.
Greece must comply with its financial obligations