Charitsis: Greek Gov’t Reaction against Gatherings Electrifying the Mood

ATHENS – "The government's reaction to the spontaneous expressions and gatherings of people is electrifying the mood. Naturally we must all comply with the protection measures against the coronavirus but such expressions should not be met with attacks by riot police, tear gas and decisions banning circulation. These are reminiscent of other regimes. Level-headedness, serious debate and public interventions from the competent authorities are needed," stated main opposition SYRIZA spokesperson Alexis Charitsis on Thursday.

He also said that the government "rushed to prove that we are returning to normality in our everyday lives and to build a picture of artificial normalcy but did not consider that it is taking a huge risk with the opening of schools."

Asked to comment on the European Commission's spring forecast for the economy, which sees a 9.7 pct of GDP recession in Greece, he spoke of "a gloomy picture for the European and particularly for the Greek economy, which is forecast to be the recession and unemployment champion."


ATHENS, Greece — Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis tweaked his Cabinet on Friday with a focus on cost-of-living and labor policies after his center-right party's victory in Europe's parliamentary elections.

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