Tsipras aims to bolster government narrative for upcoming Thessaloniki International Fair
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is seeking to bolster the government’s continuing narrative of economic improvement and heading towards growth. The Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) will take place in the second city from September 9th-17th and and will be attended by various politicians and entrepreneurs.
Government officials are determined that Mr. Tsipras’ speech there will be one of positivity. A series of bills are set to go to Parliament in the next few days to enable the PM to refer to them during his speech. “The important thing is that we manage to bring the drafts to Parliament next week, to put them up for debate at committee level, so that they can be referred to as parts of the government’s productive legislative work,” said a source close to the PM.
In addition to TIF, the PM is set to visit several Balkan countries in the near future in an effort to shore up several suggested infrastructure improvements such as a proposed rail link between the north-eastern city of Alexandrouplis and the Bulgarian city of Varna. Another item on the agenda is to secure commitments from French firms that have expressed an interest in investing in the Thessaloniki Port Authority.