Prime Minister George Papandreou met on Tuesday with political party leaders and stressed the need for the national goal of decreasing deficits and tackling the debt to be achieved.
Papandreou also stressed that understanding between the political forces constitutes proof of the country's responsibility and seriousness towards the international community.

The prime minister pointed out to his interlocutors that he is and remains "open" to "the discussion of every realistic proposal that is tabled and that contributes to the imple-mentation of the national goal."

Papandreou also referred to specific "points-proposals" on which, as he said, there could be a discussion with every party, on the basis of the proposals they have submitted.