14 Φεβρουάριος, 2017

Stavros Theodorakis:"When it comes to Greeks’ lives, the government cannot be rolling the dice anymore"

To Potami

The review must be completed. In fact, it needs to be completed in February, as soon as possible. The IMF cannot keep on demanding irrational measures. It needs to align with European institutions.

Leader of To Potami Stavros Theodorakis met European officials, within a three-day visit to Strasbourg. Mr Theodorakis has already met some high-ranked European officials, and is expected to meet more in the next two days.

Early in the morning, Mr Theodorakis met Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs Pierre Moscovici. Following their visit, Mr Theodorakis stated:

“The review must be completed. In fact, it needs to be completed in February, as soon as possible. The IMF cannot keep on demanding irrational measures. It needs to align with European institutions. This is what we have been discussing with Mr Moscovici, who plays a crucial role in negotiations. I may not be talking on his behalf, but I firmly believe that the IMF needs to accept the Commissions estimations on the Greek growth and stop insisting on figures and predictions that have proved to be wrong. Unfortunately, the government wasted – once again – precious time and the country has its back to the wall one more time.

Yet, this is not the time to give in to opposition games. This is not the time to attribute responsibilities. We urge the government not to waste this month, we urge the government not to miss the quantitative easing of March, so that Greece can avoid the swirling of elections that will take place in the Netherlands, France, Germany. We are just a few hours away and, once more, it is To Potami that gets to inform the Greek people on the seriousness of the situation. The adventurist scenario of delay – elaborated by some in the government – needs to be abandoned whatsoever. When it comes to Greeks’ lives, the government cannot be rolling the dice anymore”.

To Potami MEP George Grammatikakis also attended the meeting.

It is scheduled that the leader of To Potami is going to meet EPP Chairman Manfred Weber, EU Digital Commissioner Günther Oettinger and Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Creţu.

Photo credit: Theodore Manolopoulos