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Posted on: April 28th, 2012 by Arif Mansour No Comments

PM Lucas Papademos gives grades to ministers; appears optimistic for recovery

PM Papademos - source PM Flickr

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Speaking at an event organized by Greece’s export associations, Prime Minister Lucas Papademos stated that Greece would begin to see signs of recovery and stressed that the only way out of the crisis was remaining in the Eurozone, according to Kathimerini. “The great majority of the Greek people recognize and are aware of the real, multiple and long-term advantages of European integration and of the euro for our country,” said Papademos. “We have to defend this, especially against the cries of euroskeptics, europhobes and those that favor marginalization,” he said according to the newspaper’s sources.

“Let us stay focused on the targets,” he said. “We will soon have stability, improvement and recovery in the Greek economy. This will come in the second half of 2013.”

According to protothema.gr, Prime Minister has prepared assessment grades for ministers and ministries. In cooperation with the economic team, Papademos oversaw the progress of government work over the period of his administration and made a table, which shows serious conclusions about the effectiveness of certain ministers. The evaluation was based on the efficiency of ministers in relation to the set objectives.

According to the newspaper sources, there is a minister with only a 30% fulfillment of the program’s objectives. The highest rating reaches 80%. The evaluation table has three lines: green: the objectives that have been achieved; yellow: the objectives close to completion; red: the objectives facing substantial problems in terms of their completion. Papademos instructed that all outstanding obligations are to be met within the week.

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