Greece is turning page, and EU-Greece’s trust issue was built mostly by the Greek people and their sacrifices in the last years, stated European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas, speaking to television ‘E’ on Sunday.
This is a political and economic capital from which Greece is now collecting interest, Schinas said, after grappling with a historic situation that has no precedent in European and international economic history.
We must entrench this trust and protect it, as it is the basis upon which we can build post-memorandum objectives, he said.
This presupposes mutual understanding, and broad support for Europe’s irrevocable orientation towards Greece, as well as an irrevocable shift of European and Greek public opinion towards a common future that will unite us, he said.
Schinas underlined that “in August 2018, the memorandum as we know it, will be concluded and will be the first time since 2009 that a programme will conclude. The conclusion of the third review that is currently in its final stage will mark the start of the discussions for the post-memorandum horizon. I believe that these discussions will allow Greece to stand on its own feet”.