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European Commission

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Brussels, 21 June 2012

Statement by President Barroso on the formation of the new Greek Government

"I warmly welcome today's announcement of the formation of a new government in Greece. I am particularly reassured that the new administration will count on ample and broad-based parliamentary support. I believe that this sends a clear signal of Greece's determination to honour its commitments and stay in the euro.

I look forward to working again with Prime Minister Samaras, whom I have known for many years and who I know is committed to the European project.

The Commission stands by Greece and its people. We will continue to work with the Greek authorities to bring Greece back to growth and job creation. In the coming days the troika will return to Athens to exchange views with the new government and to begin to assess what has been done and what still needs to be done in relation to the essential reforms set out in the second economic adjustment programme for Greece."


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