Greek Coalition Partner Says No Decision Taken on Spending Cuts

Democratic Left leader Fotis Kouvelis, who supports the coalition government of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, said no decision had been taken on 11.5 billion euros of spending cuts needed to release international funds.

Kouvelis said he aimed to protect lower-income earners from the cuts and that another meeting would be held on Sept. 12.

“Our European partners need to know that Greeks can’t take anymore,” Kouvelis said after meeting with Samaras and Pasok leader Evangelos Venizelos in Athens today.

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