Tzanakopoulos: No side wants a delay in Greek programme review

The nomination of Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas as a candidate for the post of Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe has been submitted, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said during a press briefing on Tuesday.

“The possible success of this candidacy, which the Greek government strongly supports, will be a great honour for our country, but also an acknowledgment of the enormous efforts not just of the government but also of the Greek people, for the humanitarian management of the refugee crisis,” he underlined.

Tzanakopoulos added that the conclusion of the first phase of the negotiations with the missions representing Greece’s creditors made clear that all the parties involved do not want any delay in the third programme review.