Opposition parties are ripping Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for his coalition government’s stalled talks with international creditors.
Unhappy he could be forced to sign austerity measures, Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos may quit, German media reports said.
The major New Democracy opposition called on Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to resign after talks with international creditors collapsed.
Greece’s creditors want the squeezed government to pass more austerity measures that would be implemented only if needed.
With no evidence to back it up, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said the country is “one step from the crisis” exit, referring to a near six-year long economic battering brought on my austerity measures he once rejected but has since embraced.
Greece’s left-led government will present in Parliament “in coming days” key draft legislation on cutbacks that creditors have demanded.
Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos has reportedly said he would step down if the country’s international lenders insist on reducing the tax-free threshold that would make the poor and working-class pay an even greater share of austerity measures.
Italy’s state railway operator has expressed interest in taking over Greece’s ailing TRAINOSE and a host of other foreign bidders is expected.
Greece’s coalition government’s hopes to finish reform talks with international lenders has been set back again, likely until early May.
Greece’s beleaguered Radical Left SYRIZA-led coalition said it was not behind a leaked transcript that showed International Monetary Fund envoys discussing tough terms of a third bailout amid stalled negotiations over more austerity measures.