ANA – MPA — The government will start presenting its policy statements on Sunday at 18:00 (local time), it was announced after the end of the first government council meeting on Thursday.
During the meeting, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras briefed ministers on the meetings he held with the leaders of France, Italy and Cyprus and on his talks with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels, and his positive impressions, government sources said.
The council also evaluated ECB’s move on Wednesday and discussed the views of ministers on the policy statements which will start on Sunday with a speech by Tsipras and are expected to be completed on Tuesday night.
Concerning today’s meeting between Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis and his German counterpart Wolfgang Schaeuble, the same sources said the government will be briefed extensively by the minister and Deputy Minister of International Economic Relations, Efklidis Tsakalotos after they return from Berlin.
At any rate, the source said, “We keep the positive elements from this meeting, we know there are disagreements but we are optimistic that there will be a mutually beneficial solution.”
According to information, the government council will convene again on Saturday.