Friday, July 8, 2011

Βarroso: task force on Greece

BRUSSELS (ANA-MPA) -- European Commissioner Jose Manuel Barroso on Thursday replied to a letter from Prime Minister George Papandreou on accelerating the disbursement of Community funds to Greece, saying he intends to set up a special task force to provide technical assistance to the EU member-state and to improve absorption of EU structural and cohesion funds.

Barroso also asked Papandreou to name a contact person that will coordinate the efforts of the Commission and Greek authorities to this end, with the Greek prime minister forwarding the name of former top European Commission official Giorgos Glynos. (ANA-MPA)

The first meeting between Glynos and a delegation sent by the European Commission president will take place next week, after the Eurogroup meeting on (ANA-MPA) Monday.

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