“For the first time, a government imposes measures of 12 billion euros and celebrates,” main opposition New Democracy spokesman Giorgos Koumoutsakos said in a press briefing on Thursday.
“Citizens will have to pay for the government’s lies. A prime minister with delusions is a dangerous prime minister,” he said.
“A storm of 1.8 billion euros will follow as well as the mechanism of automatic cuts,” he added. “And the Greeks will have to bear the cost in the name of a vague promise of future debt restructuring, while a debt haircut is ruled out.”
“Because the government has not solved any problem of the Greeks, it ‘manufactures’ enemies,” Koumoutsakos said.
The commitment to primary surpluses for such a long time is not possible, as this will condemn the country to a memorandum without end. “Let’s proceed with our proposals on debt relief. Extending the repayment period, cutting interest rates and converting them to fixed rates. We must focus on the substance that is the connection of the debt with the GDP. We need to give growth momentum to the economy, something that the government shows no concern for,” he underlined and added that the outcome of the Eurogroup is a vague and ambiguous reference to the issue of debt.
ND spokesman accused the government of not being concerned over the debt sustainability, and damaging the country’s development, while the country has been loaded with new loans and privatizations have frozen. “Over the past years very important steps had been made, such as debt haircut with debt reduction by 100 billion euros, repurchase of debt with a debt reduction of 30 billion euros,” he noted.
Koumoutsakos called the decision of the 2012 Eurogroup a “foundation decision,” and accused Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of not supporting any of those achieved in the past.
Regarding the call for elections, New Democracy spokesman said it is a responsible stance and it is dictated by the overall unacceptable situation. “Not only regarding the budget, the real economy, the security, the refugees, and the situation in education. It is urgent that the worst government of the post dictatorship regime leaves,” he underlined.
Source: ANA MPA