German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande held “friendly and constructive” talks with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras that focussed on Athens’ completing its current bailout, a German government spokesman said on Friday, May 21, the Reuters reported,
while the NYT wrote that German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande have said during the meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, that they would personally help if needed to push for a speedy solution to Greece’s financing woes, reports that match, here in Greece, to the Greek political reporters’ information from PM’s office sources from Riga.
The meeting of the three lasted two hours and took place after the dinner Thursday night during an EU summit in Riga, and agreed that Athens should continue its talks with its creditor institutions, while the three leaders also agreed to keep in close contact with each other, Reuters said
According “to a senior Greek government official”, reported word-to-word the NYT. short after the meeting,
“[Ms.] Merkel and Mr. Hollande said they would personally contribute toward the direction of a viable, long-term solution for Greece and accelerate the procedure”
Tomorrow President Juncker will meet with Alexis Tsipras, Friday 22.5 at 14.30 (local time), as it is also announced.
Greece is outside Eurozone , due to the Memorandum
“What is very important is that Chancellor Merkel and President Hollande, shoed today that, indeed, they are interested in a longterm solution for Greece, commented N.Filis, Parliamentary Representative of governing SYRIZA Party, live on air, as soon correspondents reported the news on Greek tv after the meeting
” Longterm means Growth and Depth”
he emphasized, and explained to Emilios Liatsos who was interviewing him ,why these are such critical moments, not only for Greece’s present and future, but also for a viable future of Democratic Europe, itself.
\’What this government achieved so far, is the fact the Story Greece is now discussed on the table of the top European leaders, on top political level, that really never happend before, since the Memorandum.
“It is a political decision, the survival of Greece,” Nikos Filis undelined, “as it had been Greece’s accession to the European Community back in 1980 by Konstantine Karamanlis, Greece’s accession to the Economic Monetary Union in 2002 (even with biased data, Nikos Filis said, still, it was a political decision by Kostas Simitis), the same happens now, it is a political decision of the EU leaders to allow the re-accession of Greece”.
The Parliamentary Representative of Tsipras Party concluded his comments with a so shocking, -though, already widely realized in Greece-, fact:
” Greece is actually outside Eurozone , due to the Memorandum”