Papadimoulis: Agreement at technical level may be reached in the next two weeks

An agreement at technical level may be reached in the next two weeks so that the programme review is concluded in the next Eurogroup, European Parliament Vice President Dimitris Papadimoulis on Tuesday said in statements to the Athens Macedonian News Agency’s radio station Praktoreio 104.9 FM.

He also stressed that it is in everyone’s interest to have the second programme review concluded as soon as possible.

The conclusion of the second programme review will mean for Greece the gradual recovery of the economy and the reduction of unemployment. The creditors, he added, do not want the Greek issue to coincide with the election period in France and Germany.

On the Turkish provocations, he said that they raise concern although they are made for domestic reasons and stressed the importance of Greece being adamant on the protection of its sovereign rights. “We are exiting a crisis with positive prospects and we are a pole of stability in a turbulent region,” he stated.