Avramopoulos: Greek politicians need to work on consensus on national issues

Greek politicians must find ways to collaborate on major issues, European Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos said on Tuesday, including among issues the constitutional revision.

In an interview on radio station 24/7 FM, Avramopoulos said, “If the political system had prioritized agreement and consensus as a basic term following the country’s fiscal adjustment program, the program’s completion would have been achieved much sooner.”

The commissioner added, “Consensus is vital for the country’s future progress. The economy’s restoration and institutional reconstruction demand tremendous effort (…) and this can only happen with a concerted effort by all.”

He also added that a revision of the constitution provides “a great opportunity” to institute the great changes Greece needs for its future.