The premier, who is not attending the EU summit due to health reasons, also raises the issue of certain necessary "modifications" to check the unprecedented unemployment and a disastrous recession plaguing Greece.
"With this letter I would like to reassure you that Greece is absolutely determined to fulfil its obligations emanating from the recent bailout agreement. The new Government of Greece accepts ownership of the adjustment Programme and is fully committed to its targets, its objectives and all its key policies.The letter was conveyed to the summit by Hellenic Republic President Karolos Papoulias, who heads Greece’s delegation to the summit.
Papoulias' Address and Meetings at the Summit
Meanwhile, addressing the summit, Papoulias stressed that the funds provided for growth must be adequate, noting that the challenge for Greece, as well as for other countries, is to minimize losses from EU funds.
In this respect, he added that the assessment on the allocation of funds must be based on the Greek economy's most recent data that reflect the real situation.
On the sidelines of the summit, Papoulias held brief conversations with other EU leaders. He also had a meetings with Cyprus President Demetris Christofias, European Commission President Jose Barroso, and European Council President Herman van Rompuy.