Greek PM satisfied by debt deal

Author : Mircea Birca | Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Posted in category Balkan News, Eurasia News
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Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos pronounced himself “very happy” Tuesday with a massive 237-billion-euro ($310 billion) bailout agreed by eurozone partners and private creditors.

“We’re very happy,” Papademos said after 14 hours of determined talks in Brussels that saw him shuttle between finance ministers and banks’ negotiators, saying a debt write-down by private creditors expected to net 107 billion euros would “pave the way” for up to 130 billion euros in loans from public partners.

However, he maintained: “I’m convinced that the government after (an April general) election will also be comitted to implement the programme fully… because it is in the interests of the Greek people.”

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