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    The government spokesman Gabriel Sakellaridis clarified that Greece is in favor with carrying out a series of reforms, in order…

    The government spokesman Gabriel Sakellaridis clarified that Greece is in favor with carrying out a series of reforms, in order to help the reconstruction of the economy and society, but rejects the bailout agreement.

    Mr. Sakellaridis appeared on ANT1 in order to clarify a statement by Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, that he “agrees with 67% of the bailout program”. The spokesman explained that the government agrees to a reform program (in taxation, corruption and the public sector), provided they are functional and improve the economy and society.

    He the argued that the government was giving a “hard battle” in what he called “the first negotiation with our partners” and underlined that there are certain red lines which the government is not prepared to back down from, because they are committed by the popular mandate. Mr. Sakellaridis stressed that the government is determined to implement what it has promised.

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