SYRIZA leader, Alexis Tsipras, has criticised the Greek government’s economic plan to deal with the aftermath of the coronavirus restrictions, saying it will bring recession and unemployment.
The plan, announced by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, involves spending $19.2 billion to help laid-off workers and businesses required to shut during the lockdown.
However, speaking at a SYRIZA party meeting, Tsipras said the economic initiative was “an opportunity to promote a tough anti-popular agenda for the benefit of a small business elite.”
“The coming recession will be the result of Mitsotakis’ inertia, timidity and inability to anticipate the real needs of the economy,” Tsipras said.
“It may even lead to snap national elections which would serve as a chance to elect a progressive government.”
After expressing these hopes, Tsipras concluded that the government’s handling of the economy will also put Greece at the top of a potential European economic recession.