Agreement with lenders within the next days, Greek Economy Minister says

Greek Economy Minister George Stathakis appeared certain that an agreement with Greece’s lenders will close within the next days, in an interview to the Sunday edition of Eleftheros Typos newspaper.

The minister left open the possibility of a special law for borrowers in Swiss franc and insists on the debts’ haircut via a special fund that will be established especially for the “bankrupt” households.

He said that the major motorways will be completed in 2016 and aims to link the new development law that he will bring to parliament before summer with the so-called “Juncker package”.

He also noted that shops will not open on Sundays (except in special cases).

Moreover, government spokesman Gavriil Sakellaridis in an interview to the same newspaper, made clear that the instalment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will be paid on April 9 and called “midnight summer dreams” the scenarios of an “ecumenical government”.