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PM Samaras holds talks with Germany's Fuchtel
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras received on Wednesday Germany's Federal Parliamentary State Secretary to the Labour and Social Affairs Ministry Hans-Joachim Fuchtel.
Replying to a question after the meeting at the Maximos Mansion, Fuchtel said that Greek citizens should be convinced that the path that Greece is walking on now is the only one for its salvation. The question related to the mobilisation of trade unionists of the Security Forces opposite the main entrance of the Maximos Mansion, where representatives of the federations of police, port officials and firemen hoisted a banner that read : "In the commodity of the security of the citizen there is no room for discounts and cutbacks". The trade unionists reached the location at the time when the meeting between the prime minister and Fuchtel was under way.
"I am a democrat I respect the protest manifestations of all, however all must be convinced that the path that Greece is walking on now is the only one for its salvation," Fuchtel said, adding that "I realise the reactions. And in my country there are protests when measures are taken, however it is important that the citizens (of Greece) are convinced that the measures being taken are the best".
On his part, Interior Minister Evripidis Stylianidis, who was present at the meeting, as well as Tourism Minister Olga Kefaloyianni, said that with Fuchtel they had a good cooperation on issues mainly concerning the transfer of know-how to the public sector.
ATHENS NEWS AGENCY