"With this new repayment, the optimal utilization of the cash resources of the Greek State is further and immediately achieved"
The additional measures are expected to cost 3.3 billion euros
He said an 8% recession forecast was included in the state budget
State budget revenues were up compared with initial targets
“The confidence of the markets in Greece and its government is being proven in practice and this is in the interest of all Greeks”
The European Commission’s proposal was "emblematic, fully aligned with the great needs of the European economy, fair & flexible”
"We all believe in this effort and its positive results"
There are many measures under consideration to support the economy, he said
This is the second phase of the government's measures to face the economic and health crisis
"We will try to raise additional funds from the markets on satisfactory terms"