Rehn says Greek government sole responsible for privatisations

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.

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