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ND accuses PM of trying to 'mislead' voters regarding pensions

Δημοσίευση 22 Ιανουαρίου 2011, 12:58 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
ND accuses PM of trying to 'mislead' voters regarding pensions
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Main opposition New Democracy (ND) on Friday accused Prime Minister George Papandreou of "continuing to mislead the Greek people" in response to the premier's statements concerning a possible future increase in pensions.

Main opposition New Democracy (ND) on Friday accused Prime Minister George Papandreou of "continuing to mislead the Greek people" in response to the premier's statements concerning a possible future increase in pensions.

ND's press office said the government had been stripped of credibility by the finance ministry's refusal to publish the list of those owing large sums of money to the state, backtracking on a promise made by Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou in Parliament.

Pointing out that Deputy Finance Minister Dimitris Kouselas had announced that the list would not be made public in Parliament on Thursday, ND's economy sector head Ioannis Vroutsis said that the deputy minister had either defied his superior or Papaconstantinou had been lying all along.

"The only thing that is certain is that the PASOK government is misleading the Greek people," he added.

ND lashes out at gov't for statements on pensions hikes; list of tax debtors

Main opposition New Democracy (ND) party on Friday lashed out at the government, accusing it of "still treating the Greek people like fools", in response to statements on future pension increases made by Prime Minister George Papandreou.

The ND economy sector head also stressed that the government is left exposed after the unwillingness displayed by the finance ministry to publish a list with the names of major tax debtors, contrary to a recent pledge in parliament by the FinMin, ND charged.