PM Samaras: Greece Is Returning to Growth with Gradual and Firm Steps
Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Tuesday stressed that Eurozone countries must coordinate efforts to boost growth, after a meeting with Portugal’s Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho at Maximos Mansion.
He said there was an absolute accordance of views with his Portuguese counterpart on “the need for greater consensus within Europe,” and noted: “The steps for European integration, for the fiscal and banking union, show that the demand for better and more Europe is not just a motto, but a demand being realised. The composition of the European Commission under Mr. Juncker shows that steps are being taken to better address the problems. The Draghi move shows determination to hit recession and we welcome it.
"In the last two years, Europe has taken steps that were previously unthinkable. Our two countries, like Europe, are on a good track.
"We discussed with Mr. Coelho the crisis in Ukraine and the deterioration in Syria. Europe must remain united and adopt policies of stability and security. In order to have a positive influence, it should be united and emerge even more united from the crises.”