Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis welcomed on Friday the results of the special meeting on Greek economy held on the sidelines of the EU summit in Brussels, urging all European counterparts to work together to re-design Europe and move forward to shared prosperity.
wpid-Yanis-Varoufakis.jpgGreek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras agreed with top European officials and leaders on late Thursday evening to step up efforts for the full implementation of the Eurogroup February 20 agreement to resolve Greece’s liquidity woes in coming weeks and the overall debt crisis in coming months.
“The February 20 Eurogroup agreement offers an excellent opportunity to move forward. Let us implement it immediately, as our leaders have urged in yesterday’s informal Brussels meeting,” Varoufakis commented on his personal webpage on Friday.
The Greek official made a bid to ease tensions between Athens and its European partners, in particular Germans, over the way to proceed by calling on all sides to “work towards ending the toxic ‘blame game’ and the moralizing finger-pointing which benefit only the enemies of Europe.”
“Germans and Greeks, along with all Europeans, can re-imagine our monetary union as a realm of shared prosperity,” Varoufakis stressed.
The Greek Premier and his interlocutors agreed in Brussels that Greece would “present a concrete plan of reforms and timetable within a week to our partners at the Eurogroup,” Greek government spokesman Gavriil Sakellaridis said.
This way Athens expected that further international aid would be unlocked soon, he explained, to avert a financial meltdown.
Technical teams of Greece’s creditors in the meantime are preparing a detailed list of their requirements for fact-finding about the operations of the Greek government and plans for ongoing reforms, Greek Finance Ministry said in a statement.
“This is a constructive development, which the Ministry of Finance welcomes, as it will bring clarity to the Brussels Group deliberations and allow them to proceed in an orderly and effective way, consistent with the February 20th agreements,” the statement said. Enditem

Source: Xinhua


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