EU Task Force chief expresses faith in Greek government’s ‘determination’

The head of the European Union’s Task Force for Greece, Horst Reichenbach told The Economist conference in Athens on Tuesday that the Greek coalition government has the determination and the ability to continue on the path of reforms.

Speaking at the event titled “Europe Unbound. Overcoming the Crisis: Re-igniting Greece’s Potential,” at the Athens Intercontinental Hotel, Reichenbach also said that the European Commission is willing to support Greece on the road to recovery, as “the dynamic of structural reforms is now clear in Greece and there are tangible results.”

“The situation could not be more hopeful,” Reichenbach said.

The Greek government on Monday reached a deal with its international creditors on a series of reforms – including thousands of layoffs in the civil service – following two weeks of tough talks, paving the way for the release of crucial rescue funding.

“There should be no doubt that this government has the determination and the ability to continue on this path of reforms with the aim of reviving growth and creating new jobs,” Reichenbach said.

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