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ND attacks government over recession, party-political 'games'

Δημοσίευση 8 Ιανουαρίου 2011, 11:20 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
ND attacks government over recession, party-political 'games'
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Main opposition New Democracy spokesman Panos Panagioto-poulos on Friday commented on the figures released by Eurostat, saying that the government was sinking Greece ever deeper into a recession that exceeded even the worst predictions by failing to take measures to support growth.

Main opposition New Democracy spokesman Panos Panagioto-poulos on Friday commented on the figures released by Eurostat, saying that the government was sinking Greece ever deeper into a recession that exceeded even the worst predictions by failing to take measures to support growth.

He noted that ND had early on indicated the way that the economy might be reordered to bring growth, making specific proposals, while Prime Minister George Papandreou was "pretending to hear nothing and continuing on a course that leads to a dead end".

In response to announcements by Interior Minister Yiannis Ragoussis about changes in political party funding and the requirement for MPs to declare the source of income and assets, Panagiotopoulos accused the government of playing party-political 'games' and trying to mislead public opinion.

The ND spokesman accused Ragoussis of overturning decisions taken by the political party leaders during a meeting chaired by the president and converting a cross-party effort to cleanse the political system and strike at corruption into a bid to impress the public.

"ND has proposals that can be immediately implemented that are capable of dealing with the problem effectively," he stressed, adding that the main opposition insists on the need to rise above parties in order to achieve the greatest possible social and political consensus for the effort to reform the political system.