Greece is delivering on its promises and is asking the creditors to do the same, Deputy Economy and Development Minister Stergios Pitsiorlas said on Friday in an interview with the Athens-Macedonian News Agency's radio station Praktoreio 104.9 FM, regarding the conclusion of the third programme review.
"Greece has made huge sacrifices to meet the targets despite the various errors and mistaken forecasts in the programme," Pitsiorlas pointed out, predicting that the targets for the primary surplus and the distribution of the dividend will be met.
"We consider that we will meet the targets, that we will deliver on our promises," he stated, adding that the path to growth cannot be stopped. It will only stop, he said, if the creditors create problems without any reason as they did in the past.
Regarding the progress of investments and the various problems that arose, he said that the issues had been exaggerated to serve the political ends of the opposition parties.
"In the former Helliniko airport site, for example, it turned out that a lot of fuss was made over nothing: we have a decision by the Central Archaeiological Council, which is very balanced and reasonable," he underlined.
On Fraport, Pitsiorlas explained that this was an important contract and that some problems - at least in the initial phases - were to be expected, while noting that the contract itself provides mechanisms for the resolution of such problems.