Tsipras, Moscovici meeting concluded; EU Commissioner in Athens on Feb. 8

Greece is entering a new phase of confidence and credibility, and everyone must now work together for the successful completion of the bailout programme in August, government sources said of the meeting on Thursday between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and EU Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Sources said the main goal now for Greece is to return to the EU’s “European semester” process by spring this year – the routine review of a country’s national budgetary and reform policies every six months at EU level, which includes additional obligations for countries under an adjustment programme.

They added that the government’s goals include the completion of talks on the adjustment of the Greek debt, the strategy leading to the country’s return to international markets, and work on Greece’s national growth and development strategy.

Tsipras and Moscovici will meet again on February 8, when the EU Commissioner visits Athens.