“Until today, I have been seeing reactions, I have been reading heroic statements but I have not been hearing any alternatives to the July 12 blackmail,” he reportedly said on those who are opposed to the agreement he made with international creditors, according to government sources.
“If some believe that the alternative left plan is the Schaeuble Plan, to take over the ECB bank notes stock, or to pay pensioners with IOUs instead of pensions, they should explain that to the Greek people. And should not hide behind my signature,” he allegedly added.
Tsipras recognized the deal is tough but said that following Wednesday’s second prior actions package vote in parliament, the Greek government needs to focus on negotiations to secure the best bailout program possible.
The Greek Prime Minister said his administration needs to focus in four key areas. Combat corruption, promote necessary reforms, implement policies to help weaker social groups and attract investors to Greece.
Tsipras noted that following the conclusion of the negotiations, the government will have to review its performance in order to form an appropriate strategy and he called on his party to respond to the people who rely on it. He concluded that in September the government will have to redefine its policy based on the new reality.