The government, in a laconic announcement on Sunday, sharply condemned a series of recent press reports in the local media claiming, amongst others, "foreign overseers in ministries" -- criticism linked to the government's negotiations with the EC-ECB-IMF 'troika'. The statement referred to reports that "poison the public opinion, either with non-existent information" or with improper and historically ignorant expressions of an "occupation of Greece".
"With the Greek people's sacrifices we are making a huge effort in order to save Greece from bankruptcy and to safeguard our national dignity..."