Prime Minister George Papandreou met in his office in Parliament on Tuesday with PASOK party deputies from the regions of Western Macedonia and Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, stressing that "the courageous stance of the Parliamentary Group does not support the government only, but the efforts for the country's salvation."

During the four-hour discussion, the deputies conveyed, according to reports, to the prime minister the "inflexible limits of their endurances and of those of society regarding the ratification of the new economic measures".

As deputies said, Papandreou shared the grave climate prevailing in society, however he pointed out that "the salvation of the country is above all and the sacrifices are taking place for this reason."

An extensive discussion took place on the developmental possibilities of each region and the priorities that must be set in road and infrastructures projects.