Main opposition New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras on Friday emphasised the need for a radical change in the current economic policy. He said that the measures taken by the government illustrated that it did not understand the problems that faced Greek citizens. "People no longer know what will greet them the next day and the government does not understand what people are going through," he underlined.

Quoting sentiments also expressed by top German politicians, Samaras said the policy was not a way to help Greece's ailing economy revive but to send it back to the sickbed. He repeated his positions in favour of renegotiating the terms of the Memorandum and radically reducing taxation.