BERLIN Nov 9 Germany praised the Greek
government on Friday for its political courage in pushing
through parliament this week an austerity package needed to
unlock vital aid and avert bankruptcy.
"The Greek government has taken a very impressive step... It
approved a very comprehensive set of measures, including many
important structural reforms. These will help Greece on its way
to winning back competitiveness and trust," German government
spokesman Steffen Seibert told reporters in Berlin.
"It is a still a long path... but the Greek government is
showing determination and courage," he added.