Opposition Communist Party of Greece (KKE) general secretary Aleka Papariga on Friday commented on the government reshuffle, stressing that “it was nothing special. The same old policy will continue. Certain in-party issues were probably settled but nothing will change in terms of policy.” 
Speaking to an Athens private radio station, Papariga said the reshuffle had the additional goal “to ease popular discontent. But I don’t thing that this is possible.”
Commenting on new Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos, she said that “the minister’s personality is not the issue but self-deceptions to the contrary are likely”.
Papariga stressed that Venizelos “will follow the same policy particularly now within the framework of the EU negotiations on controlled default”.