A comment by the press office of the Communist Party of Greece's (KKE) Central Committee on the European Commission's report and the interview by Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou, said "the Commission's report proves that the government has committed itself to the further drastic decrease of salaries, the 'deregulation of the labour mrket', meaning the generalisation of temporary-flexible labour, the even greater curbing of expenditures in Health and the remaining social expenditures, for new anti-insurance measures, new tax burdens, the sellout of public wealth and new privatisations and dismissals."

The comment concluded by stressing that "no importance to what the governmenrt says, through Mr. Papaconstantinou. The organised popular disobedience and counter-attack is a one-way path for repelling and reversing the barbaric anti-popular policy."