Opposition Parties Criticize Govt in Greek Parliamentary Debate



Greek ParliamentGreek opposition “To Potami” leader Stavros Theodorakis urged the SYRIZA-led government on Friday to resolve its internal strife and push for a national consensus ahead of the next round of negotiations with creditors.

Speaking at an off-the-agenda parliamentary debate that Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras requested to brief political parties on the ongoing talks with Greece’s creditors, Theodorakis also said his party will support the government in the last effort to reach a deal with the country’ partners, leaving behind warnings of a rift with the EU and bankruptcy scenarios.

Taking his turn at the podium, Golden Dawn leader Nikos Michaloliakos said four months have gone by and the government has not achieved anything in its negotiations.

He then said: “Maybe a rift would be a solution … Perhaps the love affair with Europe is over?”

During the same debate, Greek Communist Party (KKE) leader Dimitris Koutsoumbas said the government did not abolish the Memoranda, as it had pledged.

Koutsoumbas also said that Tsipras froze his pre-electoral proposals outlined in a keynote speech in Thessaloniki and is apparently considering entering into new commitments toward NATO as well as preparing to sign a new bailout program.

He noted that any new measures will only add to the existing ones that turn against workers and his party will vote them down.

(source: ana-mpa)