Main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Antonis Samaras estimated that the country is being led to a tax storm raid and to a new memorandum resulting into the creation of recession and new deficits, speaking on Saturday to a party event in the northeastern Greek city of Xanthi.
Samaras in his address sternly attacked the SYRIZA government underlining that they received a Greece with surpluses and has conducted it to deficits adding that “the country is led to a new memorandum. Despite the name they will give to the new agreement, and this will have prior conditions in order for the country to borrow money — it will have supervision and a strict one. It will have a troika.”
ND leader appeared self-critical on the measures his government had implemented underlining “It was not in our ideology to impose taxes. Unfortunately, we were forced to impose them. Our biggest mistake was that we did not succeed to pass to the people the temporary character of these measures and of the taxes imposed in order for the country to exit from the financial impasse.”
Samaras also referred to a series of other measures that undertook the government in several sectors of the society such as education, public administration as well as on migration noting that it cancelled all the reforms that had started to be implemented.