French Prime Minister Manuel Valls called on Greece to make more thorough reforms if it wants to receive new European assistance, during an interview to Portuguese paper Diario Economico on Friday.
“The position of France has never varied,” Valls, who’s on a visit to Portugal, was quoted as saying. “We have to take account of the Greek people’s vote but there is also an institutional framework and commitments that have been taken. They must be respected.”
The French premier also urged Greek authorities to intensify their efforts and added that time is running out ahead of a May deadline for Athens to make the next payment of its debt to international creditors.
“It’s simple,” Valls told the Diario Economico paper. “So that European financial assistance can go ahead normally, the Greek government must quickly draw up a more thoroughgoing list of reforms.”
He said there has been progress, even if it’s not enough, adding that he supports a solution which will be acceptable to all parties.
Valls also insisted that Greece leaving the eurozone was not an “envisageable option.”
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Source: The National Herald
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