Parliament President Nikos Voutsis, in an interview with public broadcaster ERT on Tuesday, said that Greece exited the programme on August 21 and is now gradually returning to normality.
Asked about the fact that the SYRIZA – Independent Greeks coalition government also voted for a bailout programme, Voutsis said that “the country became bankrupt and still has a huge debt to this day. On this basis there was an agreement but we are the first government that completed the programme and now a state budget will be submitted that …includes all the measures announced by the prime minister at Thessaloniki International Fair in September.”
According to Voutsis, “the Greek people chose to try the Left as a government for the first time, as it believes that it can entrust the future of the country to political forces that have no connection with corruption.”
The parliament president also referred to the Cyprus File, announcing that the first four 600-page volumes will be published on Wednesday. “Another 30 volumes will be released over the next two years, including the material examined by parliament 33 years ago and which we opened with the president of the House of Representatives of Cyprus Yiannakis Omirou,” he said.
The volumes will be delivered to President Prokopios Pavlopoulos, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the party leaders, after which they will be made public.
Finally, on the issue of German war reparations, Voutsis underlined: “There is a clear commitment that the parliamentary committee’s report will be made public in order that the procedure for claiming the reparations can be decided, as stated by the president of the Republic and the prime minister.