Greece in Constellation of Recovery, PM Says
Thursday, 01 January 1970
Greece is in the constellation just before recovery, prime minister Antonis Samaras said, as quoted by the Athens News Agency.
"Disagreements exist in the three-party coalition government" Samaras said, adding that "in the 11 months that this government is at the country's helm we have brought stability and achieved to recover the country's credibility".
"We had pointed out the mistakes from the first memorandum, but now it is too late and it's no use looking back," Samaras also said, referring to the IMF policies in respect to Greece.
The prime minister also said there are indications of considerable deposits of natural gas in the undersea region of the Greek Exclusive Economic Zone (EOZ), and not only to the southeast of Crete, but both to the south and west and in the entire region up to the Ionian Sea. “Of course, the proclamation and exploitation of the EOZ is exclusively a national issue. Nothing changes this, nothing can change it. Everything, of course, must take place on the basis of the Law of the Sea and not become an object of local competition,” he noted. “The support of the EU is necessary here.”