Charitsis: Greek Gov’t Interventions Insufficient to Respond to Economic Recession

ATHENS – "As we return to economic activity, the citizens' concern about the course of the economy is becoming more and more intense," main opposition SYRIZA spokesperson Alexis Charitsis said on Thursday. He criticised government actions as "completely inadequate to stave off the economic recession that citizens, workers and businesses are already experiencing in their daily lives."

"What we would expect from the government," said Charitsis, "are courageous, front-loaded measures to support the economy," while noting that SYRIZA has submitted "a substantiated proposal for the significant funding of the Greek economy, with the utilization of 26 billion euros out of the 50 billion euros that are available for our country in the coming months."

 He said that "the pandemic is also changing our societies politically," and "we are called to respond to the fears of Greek society, to the concern created by economic uncertainty and the fear of what is coming in the economy, which the government is doing little about."

In this context, he stressed that "SYRIZA will play a leading role in this new phase."

He stressed the this new phase must be progressive and can't be met using the approaches of the past, "with the logic of authoritarianism or an obsession with neoliberal policies as we are seeing on the part of the government."


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