Lithuanian finance minister: Greece must show political will to carry out reforms

Rimantas Šadžius
DELFI / Tomas Vinickas

Šadžius would not say what probability he thought there was of the Greek parliament passing the agreed measures on Wednesday. Also, he admitted that there was no 100-percent certainty that the government or parliaments of the other 18 eurozone member states would approve further negotiations with Athens.

“Parties to an agreement always expect that they would meet their commitments, as envisaged in the agreement. Hopefully, everything will go according to this central scenario, but, certainly, the probability of this is not 100 percent. If the Greek authorities’ political will is very clearly stated, I believe this will make it easier to reach agreement at the governments or parliaments of other eurozone countries as well,” the minister told BNS.

It will be extremely difficult for Greece‘s authorities to adopt decisions, but this has to be done, he said.

Eurozone leaders reached an agreement after all-night talks on Monday to negotiate a third bailout with Greece. Athens will now have to pass reforms demanded by the eurozone.

However, some leaders have warned the deal was just a blueprint.

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