Commission: Deal needed between Greece and institutions to implement proposed bills

Commission spokesperson Alexander Winterstein hinted on Wednesday that if the Greek government wants to implement the two draft bills it is planning to submit to parliament, an agreement between the country and the institutions must first be achieved.

He said the Commission is informed about the Greek government’s proposal to start in the immediate future a parliamentary debate on two bills.

“Ownership of the reforms is the key, as well as achieving a deal between the Greek authorities and the institutions,” Winterstein said, adding that talks on the completion of the first program review are continuing and that the Commission is expecting a speedy progress on all fronts.