Main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Antonis Samaras on Wednesday spoke in the Cretan town of Mylopotamos, in the popular holiday island's mountainous interior, where he repeated that the “(EC-ECB-IMF) memorandum is not a solution”.
On the second day of his three-day tour of Crete, Samaras said new farmers should be supported, as well as all those who choose to live in the provinces and not in the larger cities.
He stressed that the stock-breeding sector has been abandoned and that the “Kallikratis” local administration reform “lacks harmony”.
Samaras underlined that the specific sector will be completely destroyed in case a VAT increase is imposed.
The ND leader was briefed by the Mylopotamos city council and the local farmers’ cooperative on the problems they face and he pointed out that “no production creates the preconditions for imports”.
Samaras also visited the town of Anogia. Next stop of his tour will be the city of Iraklio.
Earlier in the day, Samaras met with local authorities in the city of Rethymno.
Accompanied by ND vice-president Dimitris Avramopoulos and several party MPs, he met with Metropolitan Evgenios of Rethymno, as talks focused on the welfare work that is being performed by the Church.
The ND leader also toured the old town quarter of Rethymno and the city’s commercial centre.