Commissioner Moscovici: ‘Greece is returning to normality’

Greece is now returning to normality, visiting European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici stated on Wednesday after his meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

With the exit from the program Greece has entered a new phase, he added, and stressed that there is still a lot to be done during the coming period.

He then went on to clarify that his visit to Athens had been planned a long time ago and was therefore not linked to the current developments in the Greek political scene. However, he continued, being in Athens allowed him to hold important meetings with the prime minister, the Greek president, as well as representatives of the business and bank sectors.

“We are most certainly moving in the right direction”, Moscovici said, and urged Greece to become a complete success story by creating new jobs, reducing unemployment and implementing social policies.

Concerning the Prespes Agreement, Moscovici called it a “historic achievement” of great strategic importance and said that the Commission and the European Union are supportive of the agreement, as they believe that its implementation will be to the best interests of both Greece and its neighbours.