Rail experts’ visit helped identify areas where Greek government is seeking support, EU Commission says

There is indeed some scope for further support measures in 2023. However, economists stress that the better performance of 2022 should be used mainly to send a signal to markets that Greece remains on the path of fiscal adjustment and is eligible for investment grade.

The meetings of the European Commission's delegation of experts in Athens regarding the deadly rail crash at Tempi have now been concluded, Commission spokesperson Adalbert Jahnz said on Thursday in response to questions. The visit was agreed in a telephone call between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in the wake of the fatal accident.

"There have been numerous meetings with the authorities, as well as with various stakeholders in the rail area," Jahnz said, referring specifically to a meeting held with the prime minister and with the Minister of State for infrastructure and transport issues, Giorgos Gerapetritis.

"For now, all they can say about this trip is that it allowed to identify and discuss the areas in which the Greek government is seeking the support of the Commission. We will now look into the...

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