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Tsipras: The Cost of Our Programme Has Been Estimated at 5.6 Billion Euros

September 18, 2022

THESSALONIKI – The cost of our programme has been estimated at 5.6 billion euros, main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Alexis Tsipras said on Sunday during the press conference in the context of the 86th TIF.

“Those who led the country to the memoranda, those who led the country to default, are now accusing us that our policy may lead the country to the memoranda,” Tsipras said.

“We will tax profiteering in order to give breathing space to the middle class and the wage earners,” the leader of the main opposition underlined.

Tsipras accused Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis of following a policy according to which he is taking money from the citizens in order to subsidize profiteering. SYRIZA on the other hand will tax profiteering, he stressed.

He argued that unless a bold radical programme to strengthen the middle class and the underprivileged is implemented, the cost to society will be disproportionate over the next four years.

“We wronged the middle class not out of a conscious choice, but we had to meet the national goal of getting the country out of the memoranda,” he said, noting that today SYRIZA has the obligation to restore any injustices that have occurred in the framework of this national goal.

Regarding the issue of wiretapping, he said that “both I and the opposition parties are talking about an anti-democratic deviation. In no other country would the prime minister have remained in his position.”

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