Tough negotiations ahead for Greek government

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is back in Athens Monday after a short summer holiday and has a difficult period ahead of him as troika inspectors are scheduled to visit the Greek capital in September.

His first meetings are expected to be with Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras, Administrative Reform Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos.

Foreign Minister & Government Vice President Venizelos told newspaper “To Ethnos” on Sunday that the month of “September must signify the entry into the final straight for the country’s certain exit from the crisis”.

Venizelos also said the exit from the crisis is necessary and feasible and the first characteristic it should entail is the safeguarding of social cohesion and eliminating unfair measures that were necessary during the nation’s fight for survival.

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(Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras. Photo: European People’s Party)