"... we must give a reply to the immediate and vital problem of debt and deficits, in cooperation with our partners," he said, while deriding what he called the purveyors of "disastrous scenarios of our country's exit from the euro...". "We put an end to the deficits and go towards a balanced budget, with the exception of interest, meaning a primary surplus as of next year, in 2012 ... we must all take the bold decision to decrease an ineffective, unproductive and clientele swollen state, which our country can no longer lift."