Juncker: ‘measures agreed have to be implemented’

Juncker: ‘measures agreed have to be implemented’

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker insisted on Wednesday that the measures agreed between Greece and its creditors will have to be implemented, in response to a question by Kathimerini, during a briefing of 12 selected European media outlets about pension cuts slated for January.

As government officials seek to convince visiting foreign auditors that the measure is not necessary for Greece to meet budget targets, Juncker suggested that planned cuts cannot be revoked.

Juncker made his comments to a group of journalists from several media including Kathimerini following a state of the union speech on Wednesday.

In that speech he hailed the "herculean" efforts of the Greek people to emerge from the country's financial crisis.

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