Government  spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos described yesterday’s Eurogroup announcements on debt relief and funding as an “historic decision”, as it creates conditions for the viability of the Greek debt.

Tzanakopoulos said that this development came after eight years and three fiscal adjustment programmes, and that all the efforts that were made were worthwhile, as “a new situation is shaping up for society and the economy”.

Tzanakopoulos spoke of the prospects of economic development “without the albatross of debt as a constant annoyance”.

He said the Eurogroup decision ensures the viability of the Greek debt, and moreover Athens now has the ability to secure funding for the Greek economy and the public sector “without anxiety and without pressures, even under the most adverse conditions”.

Tzanakopoulos said that Greece’s top criterion was for the solution to be convincing for the markets, and that aim “was absolutely vindicated and satisfied”, and so “the Greek people can smile”.



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