ATHENS — "The SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance party proposes an increase in the minimum wage to 800 euros," the main opposition party's spokersperson Nasos Iliopoulos said in an interview with Open TV on Tuesday. He added that this was "something entirely possible with the growth rates we have this year and especially if growth exceeds 5 percent as estimated."
He also pointed out that SYRIZA has proposed "very specific measures for the special consumption tax on heating oil, in order to reduce this to the minimum that is possible under European legislation."
"We are therefore talking about reductions in this tax of up to 90 percent for heating oil", noted Iliopoulos, "so that the majority of households can cope with the imminent increases."
Speaking later on Alpha Thessaloniki radio station, he stressed the need to "regulate and write off a significant part of the private debt created during the pandemic, something that will keep businesses open and protect jobs."
"A similar brave regulation for the debts to social insurance funds was implemented by SYRIZA in 2019", he added.