“The government’s economic team is continuing its efforts, step by step, with its goal being, to fully return the Greek economy to normality,” said Finance Minister Christos Staikouras, after upgrading our country’s credit rating from the Canadian DBRS ratings agency.

“There is a new government with a strong commitment to implement its reform program,” the minister said, adding that pro-active public debt strategy has consolidated market access, and in addition, Greece is on course to pre-pay the expensive part of the IMF loan, while the capital controls have been lifted.

“This development is the result of Greek society’s years of sacrifices and the methodical initiatives of the present government,” commented Mr. Staikouras.