The Communist Party of Greece (KKE) will attend the political party leaders’ council meeting, accepting the invitation of President Karolos Papoulias and will outline its positions clearly, resisting the blackmail for a consensus on the anti-popular measures sponsored by the government, the EU and the system mechanisms, a party statement read on Thursday.
KKE pointed out that “we are separated by chaos from the line drawn by the government and plutocracy which is more or less supported by the rest of the political parties.”

KKE also maintained that “they seek to terrorize and blackmail the people to consent to their destruction and bankruptcy,” adding that “the red line drawn by the party concerns the salvation of the workers, the self-employed, the poor farmers and the youth.”
Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Secretary General Aleka Papariga on Thursday said the aim of Friday's meeting of party leaders, convened by the President of the Republic, is to "blackmail and intimidate the people into making new sacrifices for the profits of big business".

"Tomorrow's meeting is surely taking place at the initiative of Mr. (George) Papandreou", she said, adding: "what is first and foremost today is for the people not to succumb to this extortion."