EU's Moscovici shows support for Greek government ahead of key vote

December 15, 2014 11:05 PM

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EU's Moscovici shows support for Greek government ahead of key vote

ATHENS (Reuters) - The European Union's top economic official praised Greece's reform efforts during a visit to Athens on Monday, in a sign of support for the pro-bailout Greek government before a presidential vote that could trigger its collapse.

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras's government faces the first round of a parliamentary vote to elect a new president on Wednesday. Failure to get its nominee for the largely ceremonial post elected by the final round of voting on Dec. 29 would trigger a snap parliamentary election.

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