Opposition Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) parliamentary group leader Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday called for the rejection of the Competitiveness Pact at the upcoming EU Summit, as well as a referendum and the renegotiation of debt within the framework of the EU.

In statements made after a meeting with the prime minister, Tsipras pointed out that the Competitiveness Pact, in essence, is an even tougher European Memorandum, one with no timeframe.

Tsipras also suggested a referendum to strengthen the country’s negotiating ability.