Education Minister Anna Diamantopoulou, speaking to PASOK party officials in the city of Lamia and replying to a series of questions in a procedure lasting over four hours, stressed that "we are at war."
The minister termed the effort that must be made a matter of "life or death" and, referring to the crisis in particular, noted that "it is a fiscal crisis, a crisis of competitiveness for the country, a crisis of credibility and a crisis of principles and values. We must tackle all these crises together and immediately."

Diamantopoulou also stressed that "we do not have time and we do not have money. We are being called on to take many and great decisions. We are being called on, as a party, for dilemmas that are relentless."