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Varoufakis: Government Is Undermining Health and the Economy

November 5, 2020

ATHENS — The head of the opposition party MeRA25, Yanis Varoufakis, on Thursday criticised the government for undermining the country's health and economy, following the announcement of a second lockdown starting on Saturday.

Talking in parliament during the debate on a draft bill for speeding up the trial of outstanding cases under the Katselis law, Varoufakis said he will support the measures but "show no tolerance for a government that, in the previous period, failed to implement proposals for mass testing, for the hiring of 7,000 doctors and nurses in the public health system and for the requisitioning of private-sector ICUs as long as the pandemic lasts."

He also strongly criticised the bill, saying it was essentially ending any protection offered by the Katselis law and was contrary to the great majority of people that depended on parliament to protect them "but were delivered with New Democracy's votes to the most provocative raid of a 'lumpenoligarchy without frontiers'."

 

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