Athens, 27 June 2012
As I have already informed you, I will unfortunately not be able to attend the
current European Summit, due to an eye operation I had to undergo. Greece will be
represented by the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Karolos Papoulias.
With this letter I would like to reassure you that Greece is absolutely
determined to fulfill its obligations emanating from the recent bail-out agreement.
The new Government of Greece accepts ownership of the adjustment
Programme and is fully committed to its targets, its objectives and all its key policies.
I will speed up the implementation of the Programme with special emphasis
on the Privatisation agenda.
Of course, there is a question of some necessary modifications to the
Programme in order to control unprecedented unemployment and halt the devastating
recession Greece is going through for the fifth consecutive year. This would also
ensure that all targets are met.
I am looking forward to meeting you, as soon as my medical doctors allow me
Antonis C. Samaras
H.E. Mario MontiPrime Minister of the Italian Republic