Dialogue on all Major Issues announced the Greek Government - The Best from Greece

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Posted on: 18/Nov/2009

The government will begin broad-ranging national and social dialogue on all major issues where PASOK's programme has promised large-scale changes, government spokesman George Petalotis said on Monday, adding that all sides would be asked to state their positions.

"It is self-evident that rapid steps are required. Everyone will be heard. The government will make its decisions and will proceed to carry them out," he stressed.

Noting that the government's positions were well known, the spokesman said that the ministers in charge would adopt positions in individual issues when the time was ripe.

He denied reports of disharmony between members of the government, stressing that the government was doing excellent work in the short time since it took over power, and said that open invitation to dialogue obviously included the political parties, stressing that this was sincere.

"We seek dialogue and participation in the expression of opinions and positions," he underlined in response to questions, adding that the government desired discussion on major issues concerning the country, such as social insurance reforms.

Concerning the economy - and whether there were margins for dialogue given the strict constraints imposed by the EU - Petalotis said that an open dialogue on the economy would not just discuss different methods of taxation but also a different model of growth for the country.

"In these difficult economic conditions we are beginning to define what kind of economy we want from here on," he underlined.


source: http://www.ana-mpa.gr

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