Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to announce in Thessaloniki the expansion of the school meals program to areas of western Thessaloniki that have been particularly suffering due to the economic crisis. At noon he will meet six mayors at the Office of the Prime Minister’s Secretariat-General, before traveling to Brussels to attend the EU Summit on the issues of migration, security and economy.

On Tuesday PM Tsipras visited Nisyros Island, where he announced positive measures for islanders. He also stressed that the Greek government will not ask for permission to support those in need and spoke of “fool technocrats insisting on the wrong way”, in response to IMF’s and Poul Thomsen’s demands as they were expressed in a recent online article by Thomsen.