Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras travels to Brussels Wednesday to meet European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, government officials say.


( — The trip was arranged Tuesday night after Juncker invited Tsipras for talks.

Tsipras and Juncker are expected to discuss Greece’s, and the creditors’, proposals for a deal on Greece’s debt.

Greece sent a package of proposals to the creditors Monday night, when they gathered in Berlin to discuss prospects for a deal.

Among the Greek proposals:

  • Budget primary surplus equal to 0.8% of GDP in 2015 and 1.5% in 2016.

  • Three VAT bands: 6%-11% and 22 or 23%.

  • Elimination of lower VAT exempptions in islands, but after this year’s peak tourist season.

  • Gradual elimination of early retirement

  • No immediate cuts in supplementary pensions.

  • No privatization of part of state power utility PPC

  • Back to collective labour bargaining agreements, as in the rest of Europe