Deputy Prime Minister Yannis Dragasakis, in an interview with a Greek newspaper on Saturday said Greece and its lenders must reach a reform deal by early May:
- "There is clearly a potential and an imperative need for an interim deal to be concluded in the first days of May, if not within April
- We are mainly requesting that the current liquidity problem be recognized as a problem of common responsibility and that it be jointly addressed
- Otherwise, the country's ability to smoothly service its external obligations would be in an ever growing contrast to Greek people's survival"
Interview with Avgi newspaper, which Reuters says is "the mouthpiece of the leftist government of Alexis Tsipras". Link to Reuters article.