Despite facing compelling liquidity problems Greece will honor “all financial obligations”, “to the extent that it will be in a position to pay,” said Monday the spokesman of the government, Gabriel Sakellaridis in a speech full of nuances.
“Since we are in a position to pay, we will pay all obligations” Financial, a-t- he said. “It is the government’s responsibility to be in capacity to repay all its obligations, [but] it is also the responsibility of creditors to be respectful of their loan commitments.”
The door Floor-strongly denied any scenario of introducing capital controls to stop the flow of bank deposit withdrawals which displays a steady pace in five months, even if “the liquidity problems are known” and create “conditions suffocation of the Greek economy. “
The Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis had said on Sunday that Greece had no money to pay the IMF in June, a risk brandished repeatedly recently by Greek officials.
Greece, which has already resorted to an emergency fund to pay the IMF of € 750 million in May, must send to the institution Washington 5, 12, 16 and 19 June, a total of 1.57 billion euros. But it must also pay civil servants, pensions, social security funds for about 2.2 billion euros