President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias called again for "nation-wide understanding" in order for the current difficult period to be overcome, in a meeting on Thursday with the board of the Public Power Corporation employees' federation GENOP-PPC.
"It is a difficult time, a difficult period. There are no easy or painless solutions. A nation-wide effort -- I would add a nation-wide understanding -- is needed to overcome this crisis," the President said, adding that "in this struggle of the Greek people, everyone offers whatever they can, with frankness and respect".