Greece is reborn through difficulties and turning into a new country of pride, justice and development, said Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou Sunday in his Easter message.
As Greek Orthodox Christians across the debt-ridden country celebrated the Resurrection of Christ, Papandreou, who spent the Holiday with his family on the small island of Hydra near Athens, voiced optimism over the prospects for the ailing Greek economy and Greece.
The Greek Premier will return to Athens today to focus on the next package of measures to tackle a debt crisis which last spring led the Country to the brink of default.
Greek Prime Minister Georges Papandreou said Sunday his country will emerge from its economic crisis “despite the difficulties” that still confront it one year after a EU and IMF bailout.
“Easter symbolises the beginning of a new life: Greece changes and is born again … despite the difficulties,” he told the nation in in his annual message for Orthodox Easter.
“We will fight against pessimism and we will succeed,” the prime minister said on public television, adding “we will succeed in creating a country of justice and development”.
In a separate message, Greek President Carolos Papoulias said he hoped “the resurrection of Christ helps the Greek people to surmount their difficulties.
“Times are hard. I hope personally that we will surmount them,” he said.
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