Restoring economic growth is key to remedying the social cost of the government’s austerity policies, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said on Thursday, vowing to stay the course for political stability.
“We are determined to walk the path of political stability to its very end so we can end the anxiety of this politically painful process suffered by the Greek people,” Samaras said during talks with President Karolos Papoulias in Athens.
Achieving economic growth, he said, is key to offsetting the social repercussions of the government’s cost-cutting measures.
“It will allow us to fix many injustices,” he said. “I am optimistic that we will make it.”
Samaras is scheduled to with PASOK chief Evangelos Venizelos at 6 p.m. on Thursday. Plans of a government reshuffle, following the outcome of Sunday’s European elections, are expected to be at the center of talks between the two coalition partners.