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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 10-03-13
From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>
 "United in the Struggle to Restore EconomySaturday, 13 March 2010 10:40
Greek Prime-minister calls for Greek people unity in the battle to bail out the country's economy reassuring them that their sacrifices will bear fruit and the country's picture will change in 3 years. Mr. Papandreou said , in an interview with daily "Ta Nea", priority is placed in restoring the country's credibility lost in the criminal selections of the previous government and underlined his recent contacts abroad and efforts to crack speculative practices. He also stressed that the government will meet the challenge to uproot bad practices of the past that led the country in the present situation, adding that he would no longer put up with blatant favouritism , privileges of the few, disregard of society, provocative rise to wealth, illicit profiteering and tax evasion.
G. Papandreou: "People's sacrifices will bear fruit"
"The cost Greek people are paying for the criminal selections in previous years is very high. We had to take painful decisions , unfair for many people. But it would be more unfair to let the country undefended in the hands of speculators, unable to pay salaries and pensions and meet basic obligations", said the Prime-minister.
"Top priority is placed to bail out our country's economy. The first and mandatory step to look forward to the future", said Mr. Papandreou, adding that he would not allow blatant favouritism and priviledges of the few to be named justice, disregard of the big part of society named justice, provocative rise to wealth named civilization, illicit profiteering named entrepreneurship.
The Prime-minister committed himself to give a permanent battle for the country and stated determined to clash with the deeper causes that the led the country to the present situation.
"We call all Greeks to participate in this new course to rebuild our country on firm ground. We only rely on the unity of the majority of Greek people and nowhere else. I reassure all Greeks that their sacrifices will bear fruit", said Mr. Papandreou.
The Prime-minister called for Greek people unity in the battle against tax evasion and illicit profiteering that are the two top targets.
The Prime-minister notes that Greece is again participating in the formulation of developments concerning itself and Europe adding:
"Our partners recognize our willingness to correct the wrongdoing in our country but also see that Greece could not be left alone in the battle against globe speculation.
sources: NET, ÁNA
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