European Commissioner Jose Manuel Barroso
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Greece must get 'debt on steady downward path'

European Commissioner Jose Manuel Barroso has told Greece it must not waver in its efforts to tackle its debt if it is to continue receiving help from the EU.

He was speaking after meeting coalition Prime Minister Lucas Papademos to discuss the Greek financial situation.

Mr Barroso said it was crucial the new government proved "it will not waver from setting its debt on a steady downward path", but that as long as it does so, Europe would do "everything in our power" to help.

  • 21 Nov 2011