Martin SCHULZ, EP President meets with Fotis KOUVELIS, Leader of the Greek Democratic Left Party:
- arrival and round table
- extracts from the press point
Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - European Parliament
End production: 05/06/2012 First transmission: 05/06/2012
Martin SCHULZ EP President met today with the Leader of the small Greek Democratic Left Party's, Fotis KOUVELIS to talk about the actual political situation and future elections in Greece. The former minister of justice who is now the leader of his left-wing party has said he thinks elections could be held in June. He also said that he wouldn't accept a unity government without Syriza, a coalition of left-wing and far-left political parties because such a government would be vulnerable to collapse. Therefore, he also believes that a coalition government would fail today.
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||Exterior view of the EP, Brussels
||Arrival of Fotis KOUVELIS, Leader of the Greek Democratic Left Party
||Martin SCHULZ, EP President welcoming Fotis KOUVELIS, Leader of the Greek Democratic Left Party, handshake
||Views during the meeting, btween Martin SHULZ, EP President and Fotis KOUVELIS, Leader of the Greek Democratic Left Party; round table (5 shots)
||PRESS POINT :
SOUNDBITE (French) Martin SCHULZ, EP President
Thank you very much Mr Kouvelis for your visit here at the EP, and thank you for our exchange. The EP and myself we are counting a lot on you, yourself, personally, and your party, that you will continue solving the problems in Greece. We are very grateful that you had come today and we meet in you someone that, with great serenity, fights to find the necessary solutions for its own country. So thank you again for your visit here and wish you a lot of courage for the coming days.
||SOUNDBITE (Greek) Fotis KOUVELIS, Leader of the Greek Democratic Left Party:
ORIGINAL IN GREEK, NO INTERPRETATION !!!!!