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Greece's Tsipras paints positive picture of future reforms

  • Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras speaks during a Parliament session about the bailout negotiations in Athens, Friday, Feb. 24, 2107. Greece depended on international bailout funds since 2010. In return for the loans, it has had to overhaul its economy, imposing repeated rounds of spending cuts and tax hikes. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras speaks during a Parliament session about the bailout negotiations in Athens, Friday, Feb. 24, 2107. Greece depended on international bailout funds since 2010. In return for the loans, it has had to overhaul its economy, imposing repeated rounds of spending cuts and tax hikes. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras speaks during a Parliament session about the bailout negotiations in Athens, Friday, Feb. 24, 2107. Greece depended on international bailout funds since 2010. In return for the loans, it has had to overhaul its economy, imposing repeated rounds of spending cuts and tax hikes. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras speaks during a Parliament session about the bailout negotiations in Athens, Friday, Feb. 24, 2107. Greece depended on international bailout funds since 2010. In return for the loans, it has had to overhaul its economy, imposing repeated rounds of spending cuts and tax hikes. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras speaks during a Parliament session about bailout negotiations in Athens, Friday, Feb. 24, 2107. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says an agreement with European creditors under which the country will make further reforms in 2019 is a positive one and will mark an end to austerity. Tsipras' left-led coalition government, trailing in polls, has been at pains to paint a positive picture of the deal for austerity-weary Greeks hammered by seven years of a financial crisis that has wiped a quarter off the economy. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras speaks during a Parliament session about bailout negotiations in Athens, Friday, Feb. 24, 2107. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says an agreement with European creditors under which the country will make further reforms in 2019 is a positive one and will mark an end to austerity. Tsipras' left-led coalition government, trailing in polls, has been at pains to paint a positive picture of the deal for austerity-weary Greeks hammered by seven years of a financial crisis that has wiped a quarter off the economy. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)  (The Associated Press)

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says an agreement with European creditors under which the country will make further reforms in 2019 is a positive one and will mark an end to austerity.

The government says that any measures that burden the Greek taxpayer will be offset by an equivalent government-proposed relief measure. Speaking in parliament Friday, Tsipras said both sets of measures would be legislated at the same time.

Tsipras' left-led coalition government, trailing in polls, has been at pains to paint a positive picture of the deal for austerity-weary Greeks hammered by seven years of a financial crisis that has wiped a quarter off the economy.

No details of the potential measures have been provided.