Main opposition New Democracy (ND) party spokesman Yiannis Mihelakis, commenting on Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou's interview on Thursday, called on the latter to resign.

"Today, Mr. G. Papaconstantinou announces in advance new measures, that are six times the cutbacks in salaries and pensions that took place in 2010. He is doing all-according to his own statement- that constitute proof of failure," Mihelakis said.

Mihelakis added: "after this, what does he intend to do? Can he still remain in his position?", raising once again the question of Papaconstantinou remaining in the government.