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Gov’t: consensus extremely important

Δημοσίευση 16 Δεκεμβρίου 2010, 10:52 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Gov’t: consensus extremely important
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“The government has always believed - much more now in this difficult conjuncture - that consensus is extremely important and we will not stop requesting it in the course of this tough but highly promising effort for the country and society,” government spokesman Giorgos Petalotis stressed on Tuesday .

“The government has always believed - much more now in this difficult conjuncture - that consensus is extremely important and we will not stop requesting it in the course of this tough but highly promising effort for the country and society,” government spokesman Giorgos Petalotis stressed on Tuesday .

Referring to the meetings Prime Minister George Papandreou had with political party leaders the same day, he characterised them as “very useful”, focusing on major domestic and foreign policy issues “ahead of the crucial EU Summit and the crisis we are experiencing”.

Commenting on the stance of main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Antonis Samaras, he stated that “(the ND leader) should consider the responsibility of his party in bringing the country to the current situation instead of interpreting as ‘complicity’ the active and substantive participation in this major national effort made by the government to salvage the country and bring economic recovery.”

Petalotis said the government regulates labour relations focusing on the preservation of job positions and the protection of labour rights, while defending collective bargaining and the consensus of social partners.

He added that the government tackles tax evasion and rejected secret diplomacy allegations, stressing that “after many years, Greece has again its own voice, clear positions and prestige”.