Energy, foreign ministers divided on Russia gas deal
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“I believe that this programme as we see it … is difficult to pass by us,” Deputy parliament speaker and SYRIZA lawmaker Alexis Mitropoulos told Greek Mega TV on a morning news show.
Alternate Minister for Citizens’ Protection Yiannis Panousis suggested that if there are ministers who disagree with the expected settlement between the government and its creditors, they should leave the cabinet. “If there are ministers who cannot take it, do not want it, who are against the new agreement that is on its way, then a reshuffle will be necessary,” said Panousis, who is not a SYRIZA member.
Proposals include big tax hikes
Manolis Glezos calls on Syriza leaders to end “dialogue” with creditors:
“From Maximos Mansion* to the Squares!
“In these critical times, when the people of Greece are astounded and discovering day by day the [real] position of the lenders; now, that the threats are more evident than ever; at a time when the opposition is demanding that the government agrees to further cuts to wages, pensions and workers’ rights, and at a time when the opposition is aligning with the demands of the lenders for further tax increases and for the relinquishing of public property; at such a time, the Prime Minister must bring to an end the endless “dialogue” with the lenders, and he must meet the Greek people in the squares; he must inform and engage the people in meaningful dialogue; and together with the people, a solution exists; and it shall be one that is painful for the lenders and for anyone who has chosen to stand on the side of the lenders”.