A ND spokesman on Wednesday called on the government to give a direct response as regards the development of the Helliniko site in southern coastal Athens, citing contradictory statements by government officials. As regards the backdated salaries claimed by former MPs, spokesman Yiannis Mihelakis stated that the demand is “provocative and unacceptable” considering its timing, when millions of Greek citizens see their incomes drastically reduced. He also stated that ND is not ruling out the likelihood to bring the issue to the parliamentary ethics committee.

Mihelakis also expressed the party’s full backing to former defence minister Evangelos Meimarakis referring to the heated confrontation he had with an opposition Popular Orthodox Rally (LA.O.S) parliament deputy.