Greece needs to get tough on its economy, says De Jager

Greece must embark upon a programme of extra cuts, privatisation and economic reform if it wants to continue to receive EU financial help, finance minister Jan Kees de Jager said on Friday.

Speaking after the weekly cabinet meeting, De Jager said it is still to early to talk about any extra support on top of the package already agreed.
‘That decision is still some way off… the ball now lies in Greece’s court. It has to carry out the IMF programme. It is a tough programme, I do realise that, but if [Greece] does not cooperate that will be it,’ the Financieele Dagblad quoted De Jager as saying.

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