Obligations mean no “clean exit” for Greece in August, says Mitsotakis to Moscovici
There will be no “clean exit” from the bailout agreement in August, New Democracy (ND) leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said during his meeting with EU Finance Commissioner Pierre Moscovici in Athens on Tuesday.
The main opposition leader asked the commissioner “to be more careful in his public statements, respecting the sacrifices Greeks have undergone the last three years, especially the entirely unnecessary ones forced on them as well as those unfortunately signed by the coalition government for the near future.”
According to a party statements, Mitsotakis said there will be no such thing as a clean exit, as scheduled in August, as no other country on adjustment programs had future obligations, additional measures and enhanced surveillance.
“What is actually happening in August is the completion of the third and useless loan agreement (memorandum), imposed on Greece as a result of the catastrophic first half of the Tsipras-Kammenos rule in 2015, and the fact that Greece is unfortunately facing another, fourth, covert memorandum,” Mitsotakis said, criticizing the coalition government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Independent Greeks leader Panos Kammenos.
He also expressed his concern to Moscovici that the coalition government is constantly failing, as he said, to meet even targets it has set itself for development, including reforming the public administration.