The meeting between Greek PM Alexis Tsipras and European Parliament President martin Schulz is underway in Brussels on the sidelines of the 2-day EU Summit that starts Thursday. The Greek will take part in the preparatory meeting of the EU socialist group as an observer, before participating in the EU Summit meeting, which is scheduled to include the working talks, a press conference and an informal working dinner. Mr. Tsipras will also meet with French President Fransois Hollande at time to be announced later. The Greek PM is holding the meetings in the wake of last night’s decision by the EuroGroup to suspend the implementation of the medium-term agreed on the Greek debt relief and the subsequent reactions the decision caused by Economic and Financial Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici and head of the EP socialist group Gianni Pittella. Mr. Tsipras is trying to muster support from EU leaders to push for a political solution on the impasse of the Greek issue, which has stalled on the second review of the bailout program.
PM to meet later with french President Hollande