Alt. Defence Minister Vitsas: Τhere will not be activation of the so called quasi-automatic spending cuts

Greece’s exit from the memorandums and supervision regime, the settlement of the debt and in parallel the implementation of the programme for the protection of the weaker are government’s priorities, noted Alternate Defence Minister Dimitris Vitsas in an interview with SKAI TV on Saturday.

“We don’t want and there will not be activation of the so called quasi-automatic spending cuts. We want Greece to exit the supervision and memorandums regime and I believe we will succeed” he said.

He reiterated that “we do not request from the lenders to meet their commitments we demand it. We are forming a plan for the country to exit the crisis and we will succeed” said Vitsas.

The people are worrying but do not move to the other side, to another policy. Of course the taxes must be reduced but this can’t be done against the social state. It can’t be done through layoffs and new cuts. We are not the managers of despair but the heralds of a new hope.

We do not only talk with the society but we are aware of their problems and we are trying to combine the exit from the crisis with the protection of the weaker strata. This will become apparent before 2019. We speak of a fair growth and this growth must correspond to the real needs of the country and the product must go to the real needs of the society” said Vitsas adding that “The effort to alleviate the pain is apparent in the new state budget”.