“We are dealing with an injured economy and society. Not only in the sense that Greece lost 25 pct of its GDP, or that wages and pensions have fallen, but also a society that has lost many weapons that allow society to make demands,” Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said on Wednesday during a SYRIZA party event.
Talking about the development plan that the government will present after exiting the memorandum, he said this must primarily convince Greek society. “We want a plan that, of course, the markets and EU member-states find credible, so we can be funded and have a degree of freedom, but primarily we want a plan that Greek society finds credible,” he noted. Referring to the middle classes and the self-employed, he acknowledged that “it is a part of society with many problems.”