Stournaras also notes that the Eurogroup has committed to a further reduction in the debt / GDPrate back in November 2012, when Greece achieves a primary surplus in its budget balance.
"This commitment is clearly linked to the achievement of the objectives of the program and does not require new measures. Under the Economic Policy it is important to reduce the public debt in order to strengthen the long-term prospects for economic growth," Stournaras said.
The minister added that the Greek government is making efforts to accelerate the recapitalization of financial institutions, the privatization program and structural changes that will contribute to the restoration of Greece into a sustainable and developmental path.
To conclude that "the first encouraging signs of recovery have already begun to appear in the economy, mainly through economic climate indicators, confidence and competitiveness.