Debate on state of negotiations on Greek assistance programme 

MEPs will debate the state of the negotiations on the Greek economic adjustment programme on Tuesday at 15.00 with Commission Vice-President for the Euro Valdis Dombrovskis and Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici. MEPs recently went on a fact-finding mission to Greece for Parliament's Financial Assistance Working Group.

Greece and its creditors are trying to finalise the first review of its current (third) economic adjustment programme (maximum €86 billion for 2015-2018). They have to agree on the reforms needed for funds to be released.

Background on the Financial Assistance Working Group

On 21 January 2016, the European Parliament’s Conference of Presidents approved a series of measures to step up parliamentary scrutiny of financial assistance programmes at EU level. These measures notably included creating a Financial Assistance Working Group (FAWG) within Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, and fact-finding missions in programme countries.

Procedure: Commission statement followed by debate

Debate: Tuesday,10 May at 15.00