Greek Socialists urge PM to seek more concessions

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 30, 2012 11:06 AM

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's Socialist party on Tuesday criticized the prime minister for saying talks on an austerity package had concluded and urged him to seek further concessions from foreign lenders before a November 12 meeting of euro zone finance ministers.

"We call on the government to do its best, make use of the national forces, to seek the best possible result of this crucial Eurogroup meeting," PASOK party chief Evangelos Venizelos told party officials, according to a statement.

The statement came after Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said the long-running negotiations on the austerity plan had been completed and urged coalition allies to vote in favor of the package.

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(Reporting by Renee Maltezou, Writing by Deepa Babington)