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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 12-08-07

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  • [01] Coalition government party leaders discuss privatizations

  • [01] Coalition government party leaders discuss privatizations

    AMNA/ PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos, one of the political party leaders backing the government, stated on Monday that the meeting they had with Prime Minister Antonis Samaras focused on privatizations' issues.

    Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Venizelos stated that the programme of privatizations is not equal to a sell out, underlining that it seeks to utilize public assets and constitutes a new economic growth model.

    He noted that PASOK backs and encourages the effort made by the Public Asset Development Fund, adding that Greece should send a promising message to its partners.

    Venizelos also said that they discussed the illegal migration issue and stressed that the problem of downtown Athens should not be transferred to other cities.

    While exiting Maximos Mansion government headquarters, Democratic Left (DEM.AR) leader Fotis Kouvelis commented that privatizations should be legitimate, meeting international transparency standards and at the same time, guarantee public interests, job positions and substantive investments.

    He said that the leaders were generally briefed on the issue and no specific discussion was made, underlining that this week there will be no announcement with the list of companies up for privatization. Responding to a relevant question, he also said that no discussion was made on the 11.5-billion-euro package of measures.

    "No discussion was made on ministry of finance related issues. A ministry report to the troika is being prepared and we will be briefed shortly," he stated.

    Finance Minister

    Commenting after the meeting at Maximos Mansion, Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras stated that the political party leaders were briefed by the Public Asset Development Fund (TAIPED) on the 10 most mature projects.

    He added that the prime minister has assigned the government's general secretary the preparation of a draft law that will include a total of 77 administrative acts to facilitate privatizations.

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