Juncker plans meetings with Greek opposition officials before crucial summit


European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will meet members of Greece's opposition parties on Thursday and Friday in Brussels as all sides seek a weekend deal to avert a Greek bankruptcy.

"President Juncker will meet later today, I believe at 2:30, a delegation by the opposition party New Democracy," Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas told a regular briefing.

"I can also confirm that tomorrow, at 10.30, the president has agreed to welcome here … Stavros Theodorakis, the president of To Potami (River) party."