The leader of Potami Stavros Theodorakis visited Paris, France where he had a series of meetings with Ministers of the French government, governmental officials and eminent personalities.
More specifically, Mr. Theodorakis met with Finance Minister Michel Sapin. The major issue discussed during the long, constructive and cordial meeting, which lasted more than one and a half hour, was the course of the negotiations between Greece and the Institutions.
The leader of Potami also met with Emmanuel Macron, Minister of the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs. At the conclusion of the meeting, Mr. Theodorakis and expressed his hope that the Greek Prime Minister will dare to clash with the bad side of his own party and proceed with an agreement that will be beneficial to the Greek people.
He met the First Secretary of the French Socialist Party Jean-Christophe Cambadélis. The two men had the chance to exchange their views on the political and financial situation of Greece, while pointing out the need for immediate action.
Finally, Mr. Theodorakis met with French economist Thomas Piketty, professor at the Paris School of Economics and author of the best-selling book “Capital in the 21st century”, a book that has been translated into 45 languages. Mr. Theodorakis and Mr. Piketty talked for more than an hour, with the focus of the conversation being the Greek situation as well as the perspectives of the European Union. Mr. Piketty showed great interest and asked Mr. Theodorakis for details on the current political situation in Greece and the possible opportunities that appear at this critical point for the Economy. Mr. Piketty was remarkably well informed regarding the situation and insisted that there must be an inclusive and long-term solution for the crisis and unemployment at the European level.
From Paris, Stavros Theodorakis emphasized the need to conclude the negotiations, while blaming the far-right allies and leftist affiliates of Alexis Tsipras “who keep making up new stories and bringing up new problems, which are nothing more than the old ones. This is the return to the theory of rupture, the return to the worst case scenarios,” he said.
5 June 2015
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