Mitsotakis, Merkel speak ahead of EU summit


Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday held a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of an EU summit scheduled in Brussels on July 17-18, state-run Athens-Macedonia news agency reports.

No details were immediately available about the call.

EU leaders are still debating on the structure of a proposed recovery fund for the bloc’s coronavirus-battered economy, including whether it will be based on loans or outright grants.