Interior Minister Yiannis Ragoussis on Friday underlined that “the municipalities are not underfinanced, can operate and make the necessary developmental steps using as tools the National Strategic Reference Framework (ESPA) and programme “Greece”. peaking in parliament in response to criticism made by main opposition New Democracy (ND) party MPs, who maintained that the “Kallikratis” local government plan is being undermined due to lack of funding, Ragoussis stated that “we have shaped a common rule based on which the economic problems of certain debt-ridden municipalities will be solved.”

Ragoussis also said that the option to enter a reform programme is open to all municipalities facing problems.