Government vice-president and Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos, addressing Parliament on Tuesday evening during the discussion on the vote of confidence for the government, stressed that the viability of the public debt is the main target.
"If we achieve this the markets will be convinced, the banks will begin to borrow from the markets and the recession will decrease, the country will be stabilised and then it will pass on to growth," Venizelos said.
The minister added that achieving first stage surpluses will be the most important guarantee for the partners and the markets and a guarantee that Greece will become more competitive.
Venizelos set as the government's main concern the "restoration of the moral balance of measures", focusing on the creation of a new radical tax system that "will put an end to tax unfairness of much fewer paying than those who should be paying."