Opposition Popular Orthodox Rally (LA.O.S) party leader George Karatzaferis on Friday emphasised, from Parliament, that measures in the latest austerity and restructuring package announced by the government late on Thursday do not make the external debt more viable. "...additional tax measures are not the solution," Karatzaferis said, speaking during debate on the mid-term fiscal strategic programme, as measures linked with the 110-billion-euro EC-ECB-IMF bailout package is called.
"We are not bankrupt, we have passed all the tests, every evaluation is positive. In a year and a half radical interventions have been implemented; the first signs of recovery have appeared, albeit faint, yet they exist. Everyone in Greece should avoid trampling the achievements and sacrifices of the Greek people," Papandreou added from the podium.