Radical Left Coalition (Syriza) parliamentary group president Alexis Tsipras said on Monday evening that the government was determined to "impoverish the people and give it all to the economic oligarchy, to the bankers and the country's vested interests, while securing at the same time that the foreign creditors will get their money back."

"But the Greek people begin to realise and soon it (the government) will not be able to continue undisturbed its destructive work," Tsipras added, while speaking ahead of a party supporters' rally in Thessaloniki. In his speech, the Syriza leader sharply criticised the government and its policies.