Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė says that the Greek government still does not understand what may happen to the state if its authorities do not take responsibility for their actions and that the eurozone's leaders are still "far away from" a deal with Greece to resolve the debt crisis.
Dalia Grybauskaitė
© Sipa Press/Scanpix

"Up today the meeting was good on the process, but not on the outcome. The next 48 hours are absolutely important, but still we are not feeling the Greek government really understands what can happen or could happen if they do not fulfil their responsibility to take the country's future into their hands," the president said after a eurozone summit in Brussels.

"Nobody can live the life instead of Greeks; nobody can perform their responsibilities instead of the Greek government. And that's exactly what we are talking about, so today we (...) persuade the Greek government to use our experiences and to perform what is expected from them and what is necessary," she said.

When asked if she was impressed by Greece's proposals, Grybauskaitė said, "Not yet, but agreement is necessary for all of us (...), but we are still far away from it."

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

D. Grybauskaitė: the EU will owe us

Lithuanian farmers will not receive the sort of direct grants from the EU as were promised already...

European Commission's proposal on direct payments to Lithuanian farmers "unacceptable": President Grybauskaitė

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė said on Monday the European Commission 's proposals on...

Seimas discussed the future of the EU

At its siting, the Seimas held a discussion on the future of the European Union (EU), including the...

Lithuanian farmers to protest in Brussels over direct payments, equal treatment

Lithuanian farmers are to attend a protest in Brussels in December requiring higher direct payments...

Agreement on EU's next multiannual budget before mid-2019 tough to achieve: Lithuanian diplomat to EU

The European Union is facing tense negotiations on its next multiannual budget, and the goal to...