The law executing the Medium-Term Fiscal Strategic Programme on Wed-nesday received the cabinet's unanimous approval before being tabled to parliament by government vice-president and Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos on Friday.

Addressing the cabinet earlier, Prime Minister George Papandreou had stated that “the vote of confidence given to the government constitutes confirmation of the mandate to continue the tough effort we have started 20 months ago.”

He said that the country is fighting a tough battle through a continuous and hard negotiation with the EU partners, stressing that the battle is fought for the country’s salvation and change.

Papandreou underlined that the government is trying to ensure that the country will receive the necessary funds and make the debt sustainable in a tough, unstable and often uneasy international environment.