Opposition Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) parliamentary group leader Alexis Tsipras on Thursday stressed that his party “advocates a different kind of tough negotiation with our creditors and not proposals that will put the country’s economy at risk, like the comments made a day earlier by Greek European Commissioner Maria Damanaki.”
Speaking in parliament during the discussion on his party’s proposal suggesting to set up a Public Debt Control Committee, Tsipras called on the government to request her resignation or condemn her statements.
Deputy Finance Minister Filippos Sahinidis commented on SYRIZA’s committee proposal, stressing that “there wasn’t any complaint from SYRIZA regarding the deficits when the country had no credit problem.”