ATHENS — State Minister Giorgos Gerapetritis on Monday clarified that a cabinet reshuffle is not a government priority as "there is a mountain to climb," with respect to day-to-day issues linked to the economy and labour, as well as foreign policy and national defence. "It is a political luxury to talk about a reshuffle," he said.
Speaking to MEGA TV about the social and economic situation, Gerapetritis said that "an assessment must now begin of new and smarter measures that take us to a logic of subsidising employment," and he underlined that the government's obligation is to "provide the tools that keep businesses upright".
On EU funding, he noted that there a discussion was currently underway that, unfortunately, was dividing the European Union: "We are at very crucial crossroads for the European family and either we will go to a greater deepening and solidarity or to even greater centrifugal forces, as happened with the UK. I believe wisdom will prevail on this issue".