Dragasakis to ERT: Solution for Greece's Debt Is Essential
Monday, 31 October 2016
A solution providing debt relief for Greece is absolutely essential and those claiming otherwise want the country to remain subjugated to other forces, government Vice President Yiannis Dragasakis said in an interview with the state broadcaster ERT on Sunday. He said the government will continue to strive for the measures envisaged under the May agreement, which said a discussion on the debt will begin as soon as the first review of Greece's programme was formally concluded.
"The first review is completed, therefore we have entered the orbit of this decision," he said, noting that this envisaged short-term measures to be taken immediately and that do not have to be ratified by national parliaments, as well as medium-term and long-term measures to be taken after 2018 "but which must be specified now, so that anyone wanting to invest in Greek bonds knows what is coming..."