Greek government vice president and Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos met in Berlin on Wednesday night with the Finance Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany Wolfgang Schauble. It is their first bilateral contact since the day Venizelos assumed the duties of Finance minister last June.
According to finance ministry announcement, during a working dinner, the two ministers discussed current European issues. Issues discussed also included the debt crisis in the eurozone, with special emphasis on the progress of the reforms programme in Greece.
Schauble praised the Greek government's reformist and economic efforts and hailed the ratification by Parliament, last week, of the medium-term fiscal adjustment programme and of the enabling law.
The two ministers agreed that the measures enacted must be implemented immediately with the aim of speeding up the country's economic recovery.