Main opposition New Democracy (ND) spokesman Yiannis Mihelakis on Wednesday expressed his deep regret for the shooting deaths of two police officers on Tuesday afternoon, and extended the party’s condolences to the victims’ families.

Meanwhile, in an unrelated development, Mihelakis attributed rising public debt to the memorandum policy followed by the government, while forecasting that new and tougher measures will be introduced soon.

Responding to a relevant question, he said the party was in favour of state assistance in the repayment of Athens Concert Hall (Megaron) debts.