Mitsotakis Rips SYRIZA Again, Promises Economic Push Reforms

March 9, 2018

ATHENS – Leading big in surveys, New Democracy chief Kyriakos Mitsotakis went after Prime Minister and the faltering Radical Left SYRIZA again, vowing if the Conservatives are elected that he will change the economic game plan and bring a recovery.

“The current policy mix is an economic failure and it has been discredited by society. As a result, changing the policy mix, by reducing taxes and social security contributions, is a necessary condition for kickstarting the economy,” Mitsotakis said during a meeting on small- and medium-sized businesses organized by the Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen and Merchants (GSEVVE) in the capital city.

He said his government would lure foreign direct investors who’ve been reluctant to put their money in Greece after Tsipras, reneging on anti-austerity promises, buried Greeks with an avalanche of new taxes and hikes, jumping the corporate rate to 29 percent.

Mitsotakis said with Greece losing scores of thousands of young people to other countries in search of work and a better life that he would introduce programs to help them as well as vunlerable social groups.

He also said he would come up with a scheme to deal with the country’s debt, although it is locked into three memoranda with international creditors – one signed by a previous New Democracy-led coalition, for long-term austerity and harsh measures as part of receiving 326 billion euros ($400.81 billion) in three bailouts.


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