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Greece: Europe voices support for austerity package

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Greece: Europe voices support for austerity package


Following the night of chaos and destruction in Greece after the adoption of the austerity plan, Europe is backing the Greek government’s decision.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there was no chance of going back on the deal which also included much-needed reforms.

Her finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble was equally strong in his belief that Greece is doing what is needed.

“All the measures that are envisaged between the Greek government and the troika are not meant to torment anyone. Their aim is just to help Greece reach a path towards a competitively growing economy,” Schäuble said.

More support for the Greek government came from French Foreign Minister Alain Juppé at a press briefing in Bordeaux.

“I think the Greek government faced its responsibilities with a lot of courage and so did the parliament. I’ve been told there’s a lack of democracy. I would like to remind everyone about the fact that the parliament does embody democracy,” Juppé told reporters.

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