|ATHENS, AGAINST THE FINANCE SUPERVISOR OF BRUXELLES|
AMNA / Prime Minister Lucas Papademos reiterated on Sunday afternoon that political leaders supporting his interim government "are in absolute convergence with the continuation of (PSI) negotiations and the positions we shall support."
Speaking after a two-and-a-half meeting at the Maximos Mansion, he said " unity of political forces and their commitment to support necessary changes constitutes a substantive factor of reliability; they strengthen the effectiveness of economic policy and permit us to negotiate better terms."
Papademos also referred to a "tough struggle" to secure the country's position in Europe, the euro and the community of developed countries. www.amna.gr
"... despite the progress which has been achieved for the stabilisation of the economy, despite the considerable changes and great sacrifices of the citizens, deviations from the targets and accumulated delays in the implementation of certain policies have, as a result, caused partners to raise additional commitments and terms," he warned.
The Greek prime minister and former central banker said a new programme includes arrangements for the restructuring of the state and a distinct boosting of competitiveness. amna
Papademos left for Brussels immediately afterwards, where he will attend an EU summit on Monday.
Monday, January 30, 2012