"Program has produced positive results"
"Greece is devoted to its program and the first positive results have already appeared," prime minister George Papandreou said in Warsaw last Thursday after a meeting with his Polish counterpart Donald Tusk.
"We are not swept up by the sirens of destruction we hear on occasion," Papandreou said, and noted the existence of "the substantial solidarity of the European Union in this area".(ANA-MPA)
During a visit to the capital of Poland, which assumes the rotating EU presidency for the second half of 2011, Papandreou said that Europe is facing many challenges, from the situation in Libya to the crisis in the eurozone, which "indicates the need and abilities that Europe has to work collectively to tackle the major issues which we, as countries individually, would not be able to face".(ANA-MPA)
The two prime ministers discussed the situation in North Africa and the need to contribute to an integrated and coordinated European policy so as to assist the countries that are on a track of democratisation, but also to strengthen EU security..(ANA-MPA)
They further discussed the Balkan countries EU accession prospects, which Greece strongly backs, as well as EU-Turkey relations, in the context of which, Papandreou stressed, "we always refer to a resolution of the Cyprus problem".(ANA-MPA)
The Greek Premier was also received by the President of Poland.