Charitsis: Greek Government’s Plan Is an Internal Devaluation

ATHENS – "The plan that the prime minister presented on Wednesday to counteract the crisis is a plan of internal devaluation, which returns the country to all that we lived through during the first years of the fiscal crisis in 2010-2014," stated main opposition spokesperson Alexis Charitsis while speaking to Open TV on Thursday.

He said that it was a plan that "tranfers the burden of the crisis to workers and is based on allowing 'herd immunity' in the economy and the survival of the powerful."

Charitsis accused the government of leaving workers with only three options: either to accept 20 pct salary cut, or to accept shorter working hours and rotational shifts, or to be laid off. At the same time, he added, It was also making work furloughs permanent, "something that is not happening in any other country".

The main opposition spokesperson also pointed out that that "we have a colossal crisis before us that may make the crisis we experienced a few years ago seem like a minor hiccup of the economy," and urged the government to review its policy, which he claimed will accelerate and multiply the repercussions of the recession and " once again lead us into a recessionary spiral from which it will be very difficult for the Greek economy to escape."


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