Conservative chief aims to sway officials in Brussels


Opposition New Democracy chief Kyriakos Mitsotakis is heading to Brussels this week to present his party’s plan to get the country back on its feet, following leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s efforts to convince wary investors to take an interest in Greece during his visit to the US.

The conservative leader’s initiative also comes in the wake of comments made in an interview with Kathimerini earlier this month by Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem arguing that the government should see out its term through 2019 for the sake of political stability.

Mitsotakis will be traveling to Brussels for a summit of the center-right European People’s Party (EPP) on Thursday, where the ND leader is also scheduled to meet with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and present him with his party’s plan for Greece’s much-needed economic rebound.

On Wednesday, Mitsotakis will attend a dinner of EPP officials hosted by the European Union’s Greek commissioner for migration policy, Dimitris Avramopoulos.