"The hour of truth and responsibility for everyone has arrived," Greek foreign minister Dimitris Droutsas said on Monday, during an interview on a morning show on private television.
Conceding that dysfunctions exist in the government and delays in the government's work, Droutsas said that there is room for improvement.

He said that prime minister George Papandreou is acting in the most democratic way, allowing the development of different views, but added that, from the moment that the governmental decisions are taken, they are binding for everyone.

On negative speculation in recent days concerning the economic crisis in Greece, Droutsas reiterated that there is no problem concerning the fifth tranche of the EU-IMF bailout loan to Greece.