Finance Minister and government vice-president Evangelos Venizelos on Tuesday challenged ruling party MPs to topple the government if they don't agree with what it's doing, sources within the PASOK party said.

    "If you think the government is ineffective and has no moral basis for the things it is doing then topple it," Venizelos said during a meeting of the party's Parliamentary working groups for interior and economic affairs concerning a draft bill for the uniform public-sector wage scale and labour reserve measures.

    Venizelos also underlined that Greece's European partners were handling the country's debt, while Greece's job was to tackle the deficit and the necessary structural reforms.

    The party's working group interrupted its session, which will continue after 7:00 p.m.