ATHENS — Government spokesperson Stelios Petsas on Friday accused main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance of adopting an irresponsible attitude through its failure to end the illegal occupation of the City Plaza Hotel in Athens, following the ruling made on the issue by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).
"The European Court of Human Rights has condemned Greece for the occupation. The bill is 312,500 euros. Will this be paid by SYRIZA for its irresponsible behaviour? Or will this once again be foisted onto taxpayers?" Petsas stressed in a statement regarding the ruling.
"The occupation, for three whole years, of the City Plaza Hotel is a tragicomic instance that reveals the irresponsibility and inadequacy of the previous government," he said, emphasising that the occupation ended on July 10, 2019, "clearly because the 'solidarity squatters' knew that the new government would do what needed to be done."