Cabinet Meeting on Tuesday Following Eurogroup Developments
Tuesday, 12 May 2015
The Greek government is “cautiously optimistic” following the Eurogroup statement issued on Monday, a government source said, adding it was an announcement which was sought by Athens.
However, as the negotiations are ongoing, the cabinet will convene on Tuesday at 14.00 to take stock of the developments and decide the government’s tactic and its next steps.
The Eurogroup’s decision on Monday is attributed to the political will demonstrated by the Greek government to achieve a mutually beneficial agreement, and in this context the decision was expected on the part of Greece, government sources said.
According to the same sources, the country’s partners expressed their satisfaction for the progress which has been made in negotiations adding that at this critical point in the talks” everyone realises that time is neither on the side of Greece, not on the side of the Eurozone or our creditors”. Therefore, the Greek government believes it’s crucial to speed up the process to find common ground, by respecting both the eurozone’s laws and Democracy in Europe.
“The fact that few issues remain open and the government welcomes the realization that time and effort will be required to close them. However, there needs to be mutual effort, without fixations, dogmatism and obsessions in order to reach an agreement on those issues.”
The Greek government will take all the necessary initiatives in the coming days to achieve this deal, while at the same time respecting the popular mandate, the sources added.