D. Papadimoulis: IMF’s demand is anti-constitutional and politically unacceptable

The course of the Greek programme and the conclusion of the second review will dominate the open debate in the European parliament plenum with the participation of the European Commission and of the Council on Tuesday 14 February.

In his statement on the occasion of the debate, European parliament vice president Dimitris Papadimoulis called “anti-constitutional, economically naive and politically unacceptable” IMF’s demand to the Greek government to legislate 4.5 bln euros additional measures after 2019.

“It is inconceivable for an EU state member, either Greece or France or Italy or Germany or Spain to do such a thing. Moreover, to demand more sacrifices from the Greek people in order to service a non-sustainable debt sets at risk the economic and fiscal growth that has been achieved by Athens which followed the mutually agreed commitments” added Papadimoulis.