Tsipras to make cuts and privatize in Greece

Tsipras to make cuts and privatize in Greece
The Greek parliament on Friday adopted a reform package with new austerity measures. The proposal was the first major test for Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras after he won the September elections.

The reform package is part of Greece's third debt deal with the Euro countries and was adopted by 154 against 140 votes.

- There are no new initiatives here. It is difficult measures that we all know about, says Tsipras.

Among the measures, which are now adopted, are cuts in pensions, raising the retirement age, harsher penalties for tax evasion and a liberalization of the energy market.

- We can not accept new crimes inflicted upon the people. They try to destroy the welfare state. Everyone must fight it, says opposition politician Eleni Menegaki, who demonstrated outside the parliament on Friday night, along with several thousand others, including many from the unions.

All six opposition parties voted against the reforms.

Comment below.
    Donate to Speisa

Middle aged Swedish women weep and protest, as Afghan men who have been denied residence in Sweden, are being returned to Afghanistan.

If terror strikes at Oslo Airport Gardermoen, the terrorists may go on and terrorise for a while, before meeting any armed resistance.

Police in Odense now increase the protection of the city's mayor, after he apparently has offended the immigrant gang Black Army.

View this article in PDF format Print article


Comments at Speisa are unmoderated. We do believe in free speech, but posts using foul language, as well as abusive, hateful, libelous and genocidal posts, will be deleted if seen. However, if a comment remains on the site, it in no way constitutes an endorsement by Speisa of the sentiments contained therein.
comments powered by Disqus