Government’s recovery plan excludes the majority of Greek people, say key SYRIZA MPs

The recovery plan presented by the government on Wednesday does not include most of society, said key MPs of SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance in a joint statement.

“Despite loud statements about changes in the country’s production model and the way financial resources are handled, the government chooses to follow what it knows best: mock consultations and the absence of any substantial democratic dialogue,” said party MP responsible for finance Effie Achtsioglou and MP responsible for development Alexis Charitsis.

Concerning Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ announcement for the creation of 180,000 jobs over the next 6 years, added the opposition MPs, “it is obvious that even if it came true these jobs would not tackle the explosive problem of unemployment, with some 1,150,000 people already jobless.”

The Prime Minister “promises that employment rates will return to the level they were in 2019, after 6 years,” but “the bar is set rather low, considering the size of funding available for economic recovery,” they noted.