Prime Minister George Papandreou, speaking in an interview with the BBC, said that "Greece shall survive and will forge ahead. There is no question of restructuring of the debt or of bankruptcy," adding that his aim is to save Greece "without having a problem if I am not re-elected."

Speaking to the British network's programme "Hard Talk", the Greek prime minister focused mainly on the restoration of the country's credibility, "since within the year a decrease of the deficit by 6 percent will have been achieved," as he said, while stressing that as of 2012 Greece will begin the repayment of the loans and the decrease of its debt.