Democratic Left slams government for presenting false image on poverty

The Democratic Left criticized Greece’s “virtual reality government” on Monday for claiming living conditions are improving in the country, when Eurostat data showed that more than a third of the population was at risk of poverty or social exclusion.

“This could only happen in a country with a virtual reality government. The government of SYRIZA-ANEL, from the prime minister to the last minister, tells us daily for the important improvement of the economic climate and the imminent growth. Unfortunately, once again reality is completely different and it turns out that false hopes are systematically being cultivated,” the party said.

“Eurostat figures show that one third of the people in this country live in poverty. It is a deceptive dream to believe that we can exit the crisis while one in three families goes hungry and is socially excluded,” it added.