European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs Olli Rehn said here on Monday evening that the "Greek government is the sole responsible for decisions regarding medium-term plans for privatisations in Greece."

Rehn was speaking at the end of a Eurogroup finance ministers meeting which ruled for a doubling of the lending capacity of a European Support Mechanism for the Eurozone from 250 billion euros to 500 billion.

As regards Greece, Eurogroup President Jean-Claude Trichet expressed full satisfaction for "the impressive results" of the Greek government's efforts regarding both the structural reforms and the decrease in its fiscal dficit.