The Greek government will meet its goals in terms of privatisations and fiscal consolidation this year, Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos said on Tuesday.
Speaking in Parliament, Venizelos said the country will move very fast, adding that he expects results this month.
“There is a strong disbelief vis-à-vis Greece in the Eurozone and in the international financial system ... our only one weapon against this (front) is unity, responsibility and credibility,” he told a Parliamentary commission.
“We have to send a clear message, that Greece respects and implements - without any deviation - all of its agreements, especially structural changes, the future of our country,” Venizelos said, adding he will present a series of initiatives aimed at promoting all structural changes at Tuesday's Cabinet meeting.
Commenting on very low prices currently prevailing on the Athens Stock Exchange, Venizelos reassured that low prices would not be a problem in promoting a privatisations programme, as the government’s plans envisaged pre-payment procedures and exploitation of the state’s real estate in sectors not related with the stock market (real estate, lottery, gaming, etc.).