Communist Party of Greece (KKE) General Secretary Aleka Papariga on Sunday addressed an event honouring the women that fought with the "Democratic Army of Greece" on the side of the Communists during the civil war that took place in Greece after the end of WWII.

"It is our duty to honour the struggles of the people and one of those struggles was that of the Democratic Army of Greece. They call it civil war, but in reality it was a struggle between the radical forces expressed by KKE on the one hand and, on the other hand, the bourgeois classes, the bourgeois political parties and their allies, the foreigners, those that during the Occupation were the great absentees and traitors," she said.

The event was held in the Florina cultural centre on Sunday morning, alongside an exhibition of photographs and books referring to the action of the Democratic Army of Greece. Replying to reporters' questions after the event, Papariga said the KKE strenuously objected to the government's plans to raise 50 billion euro by exploiting state-owned assets.

KKE SG gives interview to 'Typos tis Kyriakis' newspaper

Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Secretary General Aleka Papariga, speaking in an interview with the newspaper "Typos tis Kyriakis", termed the reaction of the ruling PASOK party and of the main opposition New Democracy party to the troika a "farcical comedy," while accusing the two mainstream parties that they "shall sell out everything and leave nothing standing."

Papariga also believes that these two parties and the Popular Orthodox Rally party (LAOS) were not taken by surprise by the troika's proposals.

The KKE leader called on the people "to put an end to the plans of the big parties" since, as she says, "if the people do not stop them, they shall leave nothing standing, it will not only be a big crime of looting public wealth but also of the destruction of the country's production potential and of the environment."