The Greek government’s determination to proceed with the negotiation in order to close a deal based on the people’s mandate and its decision in Sunday’s referendum, underlined on Wednesday Alternate Social Insurance Minister Dimitris Stratoulis speaking to private ANT1 TV. According to Stratoulis, the government’s position for agreement moves in three axes: To not foresee recessionary measures as cuts in salaries and pensions, to foresee measures for development and to include a clear commitment for the relief of the Greek debt.
“There is not return” and the government will not sign an agreement that will condemn the country and the people. He did not hesitate to say that in case the partners continue their blackmailing tactic there are alternative solutions for Greece. Stratoulis underlined that there is no legal framework that allows our partners to kick us out of the eurozone or from the European Union and remained adamant that the government will not step back on major issues because if it was in the government’s intentions it would not wait five months to do it.