The government intends to present its pension reform proposals to the institutions representing Greece’s creditors on Monday, immediately after the meeting between Labour Minister George Katrougalos and President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Sunday in an interview with Real News newspaper sent the message to Greece’s creditors that the government will not succumb to unreasonable demands.
Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos on Sunday in an interview with Kathimerini expressed optimism that the government will overcome the obstacle of the negotiations with the creditors.
“The successful conclusion of the first evaluation will have a significant impact on the confidence climate as it will mark the return of deposits to the banks and the beginning of discussions on a series of positive acts,” Bank of Greece governor Yannis Stournaras said in an interview with Kathimerini newspaper on Sunday.
Labour Minister George Katrougalos on Monday will brief the President of the Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos on the social security reforms planned ahead of the negotiations with the creditors.
2016 will be a milestone for the Greek economy as suffocating austerity measures will be lifted and a sustainable recovery will begin, Alternate Finance Minister George Chouliarakis on Sunday said in an interview with “To Vima” newspaper.
In a New Year message to all Greeks on Thursday, President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos said that Greece must leave behind it the nightmare of social and economic crisis, returning to the path of hope, optimism, growth and progress while remaining in the Eurozone.
The year 2016 will be one of recovery and rebuilding, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in a New Year message to the Greek people on Thursday, just hours before the end of 2015.
“It is not in the interest of any bank to proceed with home foreclosures. The motive for each bank is to keep its clients informed,” Hellenic Bank Association president and National Bank’s chief Luca Katselli said in statements to Mega TV.