Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Speaking in Parliament at a meeting of SYRIZA’s parliamentary group yesterday, ahead of Thursday’s (18.06) Eurozone meeting in Luxembourg, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras briefed deputies on the state of play as regards negotiations with the country's creditors, calling their latest proposals on economic reforms "absurd, unrealistic and unacceptable."

He underlined that any agreement between Greece and its creditors will have to include clear redistributive elements, so that pensioners and working people are not burdened any further, while those who had not paid their share be included. Moreover, talk about Grexit must end, and binding terms must be adopted for tackling Greece’s funding problem.

The premier focused on the issue of debt relief, accusing the country’s European lenders of adopting the International Monetary Fund’s recommendations for fiscal measures but ignoring its call for Greece to have its debt reduced.