Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ recent statements prove the government’s determination to protect the weakest persons, Alternate Foreign Minister Giorgos Katrougalos on Saturday said in an interview with the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA).

He also said that the government will not accept pressures that are not justified and that will harm the Greek economy.

Katrougalos, former Labour Minister, added that now that the economy is recovering, the pensions will start to be increasing. He also expressed his content over Tsipras’ recent measures to help low pensioners.

The Athens-Macedonian News Agency (AMNA) (Greek: Αθηναϊκό-Μακεδονικό Πρακτορείο Ειδήσεων, AΜΠΕ) is a Greece-based news service. It is a public entity anonymous company. It was founded in 2008 as the Athens News Agency - Macedonian Press Agency S.A. (ANA-MPA SA), under a presidential decree which merged the Athens News Agency (ANA SA) and the Macedonian Press Agency (MPA SA).