Samaras: “This is the agreement of the 20th of February”
The leader of the main opposition Antonis Samaras has accused the government of lying to the Greek people regarding the…
The leader of the main opposition Antonis Samaras has accused the government of lying to the Greek people regarding the Eurogroup agreement of the 20th of February and its implementation.
Mr. Samaras held a press conference where he publicized a copy of the agreement that was signed by the Minister of Finances Yanis Varoufakis and claimed that it was a conversion of the Main Finance Facility Agreement, in order to receive a four-month extension, similarly to how his government applied for a two-month extension in December.
According to Mr. Samaras both extensions are “inextricable linked” to the bailout memorandum and as such the government has essentially approved it, despite its claims to the opposite. Mr. Samaras further argues that the extension of the loan agreement is an extension of the bailout and accused the SYRIZA-ANEL government of lying to the Greek people.
The New Democracy leader claims that both texts are virtually the same, except the part where the Greek government request the return of 1.2 billion euros, in order to cover its immediate needs. Mr. Samaras dismissed the government’s claims that it is negotiating and urged it to implement reforms, as society and the economy continue to suffer.