Main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Antonis Samaras on Sunday slammed the Greek government for “inadequacy,” in statements after arriving at ‘Nikos Kazantzakis’ airport in Iraklio, Crete. Samaras is visiting the city in order to attend an ND party meeting.
Samaras stressed that he was on the island to discuss issues important to Crete and expressed hope that projects launched under his government would not stall due to the present government’s “inadequacy, which is visible wherever one turns”.
Regarding the ongoing negotiations with Greece ‘s creditors, Samaras said no one could know how they will turn out until a specific text is produced, adding that ND’s hopes were for a good agreement quickly, so that the country does not lose the growth momentum that was beginning to emerge.
“Unfortunately, this is the big problem. We are seeing the tendency to growth becoming converted to a trend toward recession. This is all that is worst. Especially in areas such as Crete, where the potential for growth is more than visible,” he added.