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Greek PM seeks consensus on austerity measures
Date 07/09/2010 17:07  Author webmaster  Hits 999  Language Global
07 SEP 2010
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Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou held a meeting with representatives of the Greek business world and labor unions Thursday, seeking consensus on his government’s austerity policies, as Greek economy and people face a harsh autumn.
Social partners expressed objections to certain measures introduced so far and structural reforms underway, presenting the Greek premier with a string of alternative proposals to overcome the acute economic crisis the country faces.
“It is important to reach a national strategy through dialogue. It is important we show that despite different opinions, there is a national effort,” said Papandreou during the meeting in the presence of many cabinet ministers.