Greek Prime Minister Questions Behavior of Political Opposition


Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras criticized New Democracy and PASOK’s stance during Saturday’s political party leaders meeting, which failed to yield a common approach on social security reforms and only managed to generate agreements on the refugee crisis as well as discussions on potential Constitutional Revisions.

In a televised speech after the meeting, Tsipras accused New Democracy and PASOK of not rising to the occasion and trying to undermine the government during a crucial moment. The two parties refused to co-sign a joint approach to social security system reform.

The Greek Prime Minister suggested that the two parties are prioritizing the survival of their own parties ahead of the well-being of the Greek people.

Tsipras argued that the Greek government can implement an effective social security reform without further pension reductions.