Prime Minister George Papandreou on Tuesday held a series of meetings with leading Inner Cabinet ministers, including Health Minister Andreas Loverdos, Education Minister Anna Diamantopoulou, Agriculture Minister Costas Skandalidis, Interior Minister Haris Kastanidis and infrastructures, transport and networks minister Yiannis Ragoussis.
The ministers were briefed on the ongoing backstage negotiations between the Eurozone countries that take place following the meeting of Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy on the Greek debt in view of the Oct. 23 Eurozone summit.
The current political situation was also discussed and the increased social reactions to the government decisions. The premier and most of his ministers were against holding snap elections and convening the Political Party Leaders’ Council under the President of the Republic.
They also agreed that the government work should be accelerated in the sectors of health, education, and in the opening of the “closed-off” professions.