- CNTV English - CCTV News

Greek PM to implement austerity program

05-29-2011 09:29 BJT

Watch Video

Play Video

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou said on Saturday a new austerity program will be implemented whether it's in agreement or not with other political parties. Canada has lent its support to his efforts to deal with the country's debt crisis.

George Papandreou, Greek Prime Minister, said, "Whether there is consensus or not we will take our decisions, we will move forward with constructively implementing a program. This isdifficult and painful, but is a safe and sure road to exiting the debt crisis. That is what we are doing and that is what we will continue to do."

Papandreou made the statement during a news conference in Athens with his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper. The Canadian Prime Minister has shown his support for Papandreou's decision on carrying out the austerity measures decisively.

Only one opposition leader showed willingness to support Papandreou during a meeting of the five main parties on Friday to discuss the debt crisis. It was the second attempt in a week by Papandreou to bring opposition parties on board as the government implements more tough cost-cutting measures to reduce the debt.




Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program