The Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras argued that Greece has complied with the bailout agreement and that no further measures are required, in his meeting with the President of European Parliament Martin Schulz in Strasbourg on Thursday.

PM Tsipras informed Mr. Schulz that there are signs of a recovery in the Greek economy and explained that legislative steps are being taken in order to support the more vulnerable sections of Greek society. During the meeting, which lasted about an hour and a half, the Greek PM elaborated on the tax and pension reform bills that will be tabled.

On his behalf, the European Parliament President underlined the need to wrap up the Greek bailout program review as soon as possible, in order to initiate talks on the debt.

The Greek Prime Minister also met with the President of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) of the European Parliament Roberto Gualtieri on Thursday.

Mr. Gualtieri commented that “it’s important to implement the deal, but of course there’s the right of an elected government to determine the ways with which it will achieve the jointly agreed targets”, while highlighting the need to conclude the bailout review as soon as possible.