The main opposition New Democracy (ND) party on Wednesday lashed out at the government in view of the adoption of new economic measures.

Referring to the postponement until early June of the vote on the adoption of new measures that was announced by the government, ND spokesman Yiannis Mihelakis stated that this decision will only help the ruling PASOK MPs to visit their electoral districts for the Easter holidays without fearing the reactions of their voters.

Mihelakis strongly criticised the government for not taking measures when it should have and for moving “in slow motion” when implementing structural changes. “The government turns into a fast moving rabbit when adopting painful measures but when it comes to reforms it turns into a slow moving turtle,” he stressed.

Mihelakis underlined that ND will not change the date for the presentation of its economic programme and stressed that it is ready for elections anytime.