The main opposition New Democracy (ND) party agrees with the targets set but disagrees with the ways in which the EC-ECB-IMF Memorandum targets are being sought.
ND spokesman Yiannis Mihelakis on Monday underlined that "the reduction of deficit and debt is our basic position," adding that his party agrees with decisive measures, such as, privatizations and utilization of state assets; the drastic cuts in public expenditures; the abolition or merger of public sector organizations and services; the measures against tax and contribution evasion; the freezing of hirings for three years and the implementation of "the one hiring for every five retirements" rule.

Mihelakis clarified that the restart of the economy can be achieved only through the implementation of the "Zappeion 2" proposals unveiled by ND leader Antonis Samaras and called on the government to immediately solve the vital problem of economic liquidity.

Responding to a question on the likelihood of snap elections, he stressed that the ND goal is to form a strong majority government, adding that this is feasible.