Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) president Dimitris Daskalopoulos on Wednesday stressed that the country needs a national consensus, adding that “it would have been easier to achieve this last year when we sought financial assistance from our partners. A mere political party compromise consensus now is not enough because there is a lot at stake.”   
Speaking to an Athens private radio, he referred to his proposal for a referendum, saying that this option is a “politically healthy” and “dignified” solution considering the circumstances. The question is do we follow the path imposed by the country’s European prospect or move on alone without the terms - we regard as annoying - imposed by the Europeans and also without their billions of euros.”  
Daskalopoulos said that “people should have been told since early last year about the gravity of the situation and the painful measures that were necessary for the country to be able to stand on its own feet”.