Following his meeting with Emmanuel Macron, Minister of the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs, Stavros Theodorakis expressed his hope that the Greek Prime Minister will dare to clash with the bad side of his own party within the next hours, and that he will proceed with an agreement that will be beneficial to the Greek people.
The leader of Potami also met with Finance Minister Michel Sapin, First Secretary of the French Socialist Party Jean-Christophe Cambadélis, as well as the economist Thomas Piketty. From Paris, Stavros Theodorakis emphasized the need to conclude the negotiations, while blaming the far-right allies and leftist affiliates of Alexis Tsipras “who keep making up new stories and bringing up new problems, which are nothing more than the old ones. This is the return to the theory of rupture, the return to the worst case scenarios,” as he said.
Below is the entire statement by Stavros Theodorakis:
The potential of the Greek economy is huge. This was reaffirmed at my meeting with the French Minister of the Economy, our friend Emmanuel Macron. We talked about the huge opportunities that the Greek people will have as soon as the country returns to growth. We talked about investments, privatizations, all that must be done in the public sector, but also in the private sector, that is the reforms that are required to spearhead the Greek Economy.
Mr. Macron has a deep knowledge of the European Economy and he gave us his precious advice. Of course, our country has one main problem. Before anything happens, before there is growth, before tackling the inequality gap by producing new wealth, before any of these can happen, there is one main problem that needs to be resolved. I am talking about the negotiations issue. There must be a satisfactory conclusion to these negotiations. Unfortunately, we hear that the far-right allies and the leftist affiliates of Alexis Tsipras keep making up new stories and bringing up new problems, which are nothing but the old ones. This is the return to the theory of rupture, the return to the worst case scenario.
We hope that within the next few hours, Mr. Tsipras will find the courage to clash with the bad side of his own party and proceed with a deal that will be beneficial to the Greek people and the start of, finally, having growth in our country.
5 June 2015
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