PM Alexis Tsipras in Brussels on Thursday to attend European Council

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is scheduled to attend the European Council in Brussels on December 14-15, arriving in the Belgian capital on Thursday.

Tsipras’s programme will begin with his participation in the Party of European Socialists preparatory summit at noon. At 14:30, the Greek premier is to meet European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn before attending the European leaders’ first roundtable at 15:00, focusing on European defence and social issues.

At 19:00, Tsipras will attend a working dinner that will discuss migration, EU-Turkey relations, Ukraine and Jerusalem.

The European Council will continue with a working breakfast at 9:00, focusing on reforms in the euro area, while at 10:30 the Greek prime minister will attend a meeting on EU-Turkey relations and the refugee issue with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

At 11:00 on Friday he is to take part in a European Council discussion on the Brexit negotiations.