Focus on Cyprus and issues with Turkey during PM's trip to U.S.

The government also intends to present its reforms planning and highlight that Greece is an attractive destination for investments, a country at the heart of the European Union that has a say in all the major issues.

The prime minister's upcoming trip to the United States will place emphasis on the Cyprus Republic and Turkish provocativeness, government spokesperson Stelios Petsas said on Tuesday, during the regular press briefing.

The government also intends to present its reforms planning and highlight that Greece is an attractive destination for investments, a country at the heart of the European Union that has a say in all the major issues.

With respect to the Novartis case and the file sent to parliament, Petsas said that the plenary will make its decision on Wednesday, when the case file is officially opened and all the parties in parliament have been informed of its contents. He said the position of the ruling New Democracy majority will be announced on Wednesday by ND Parliamentary Group Secretary Stavros Kalafatis.

He also said that an announcement will be made by the development ministry concerning the measures that will be adopted in response to the oil crisis, to avoid excessive price hikes and profiteering.

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