Tsipras Expresses Concerns That Growth Be Confined to Small Elite

ATHENS — "The big question is whether growth will be fair and inclusive, whether it will include everyone and especially those impacted by the crisis or only a few large business groups," main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Alexis Tsipras said on Thursday in an interview with "Newsbomb".

Tsipras accused the government of adopting policies "taken out of the time warp of history, from the 'moth balls' of Reagan and Thatcher," adding that "those ideas that we advocate, strengthening the state, regulating the market, are once again relevant after 40 years."

"If growth ultimately concerns a few business groups and not the vast majority of Greek society, if it does not concern the entrepreneur, the small and medium-sized business owner, if it does not concern the employee who will lose his right to work an eight-hour a day and will have to work for 10 hours with unpaid overtime, if it does not concern the self-employed who have faced great difficulties in the last two years, if it does not concern shopkeepers who do not have liquidity and access to the banks, then who does it concern?", he wondered.

The main opposition leader expressed his fears that the government's plan in relation to the Recovery Fund was to benefit a small elite while the vast majority, especially small and medium-sized businesses, the self-employed and workers, will not be entitled to any of the benefits that they could receive.


MADRID - NATO leaders at a Madrid meeting couldn't convince a stubborn Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to talk to Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who's been getting the silent treatment from him.

Top Stories

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

General News

PHILADELPHIA – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley announced that the Evzones, the Presidential Guard of Greece will be participating in the Philadelphia Greek Independence Day Parade on March 20.


Woman Fatally Shot while Pushing Stroller on Upper East Side

NEW YORK — A 20-year-old woman was fatally shot Wednesday night while she pushed her infant daughter in a stroller on the Upper East Side, police said.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.