To Potami tries to be close to young people, productive people and not close to any other political party. Our main concern is not whether we will be liked or whether we will please New Democracy, PASOK or SYRIZA.
In an interview with “Ta Nea” newspaper, Stavros Theodorakis referred to the initiative taken by to Potami to present a complete proposal to the President of the Hellenic Parliament, Nikos Voutsis, so that there can be a solution to the dead-end of TV licensing. Mr Theodorakis said “Right from the start, To Potami has made specific proposals on TV licensing. We proposed carrying out a tender, which would give money to the public funds, without draining off polyphony. Many licenses mean many employees. Our proposal involves the commitment of TV channels that they will need to prove that they pay their taxes and contributions, and pay off their debt to the banks. This plan would add 100 million euros to public funds directly, and 300 million euros within a decade”.
Asked to comment on the possibility of cooperating with another political party, leader of To Potami Stavros Theodorakis said: “Even if SYRIZANEL left, this would only be half the solution to this problem. What matters is an actual plan for the next ones who will assume power”. Mr Theodorakis also pointed out the priorities of the Movement. “Clash with populism and with conservative mentality. These are our priorities. We must lift all obstacles from the path of young people. We must liberate the society, the education. We must unlink the public sector from the political party state”.
Asked to comment whether he is closer to PASOK or New Democracy, he said: “To Potami tries to be close to young people, productive people and not close to any other political party. Our main concern is not whether we will be liked or whether we will please New Democracy, PASOK or SYRIZA. We are very different from the old ones. Their recipes led us to bankruptcy. This is what SYRIZANEL have been doing, ever since they assumed power. Political party state and populism are above all for them”.
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