President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias on Monday called for a national effort to achieve in full the targets of the economic adjustment program and earn the respect and appreciation of the international community, in order for Greece to put an end to the dangerous speculations on debt restructuring and extension.
During a meeting with Bank of Greece governor George Provopoulos, also referred to a recent article in the German magazine Der Spiegel alleging that Greece was mulling an exit from the euro currency and the general climate, spoke of "merciless attacks, which are frequently manufactured", and called for a nation-wide effort.

Provopoulos referred to the extensive denationalisations program announced by the government, saying this an opportunity for the government to act with determination, daring and conviction to eliminate, in the shortest time possible, the divergences and shortfalls that have indeed occurred and which give food for negative comments internationally.