Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Secretary General Aleka Papariga on Thursday rejected the finance minister's new proposal for dialogue, stressing that "we are fighting the government's policy, that is a foregone conclusion, it does not change with dialogue; the only dialogue that can take place is on the streets with the people."

Speaking after her meeting with officials of a union representing employees of the ATEbank-affiliated Greek Sugar Industry in the northern city of Serres, Papariga charged that "the government's policy is leading to a surge of the debt and deficits, not to their decrease."