Interior Minister Panos Skourletis referred to the political ‘wager’ of the county to exit the memoranda in an interview with Efimerida ton Syntakton newspaper on Monday.
“Every agreement with the lenders constitutes a compromise with mutual concessions. Its context is what makes it acceptable or not” he said and explained “An agreement that will prolong the state of uncertainty and will act as an obstacle to growth and will recycle the recessions can’t be accepted. Besides the people’s patience has reached its limits”.
Interior Minister recognised that in the current phase an agreement without political cost for SYRIZA is impossible but underlined that “what matters is to exit the memoranda and this is our aim and on this course we must move. If this prospect is cancelled we will suffer a very heavy defeat not only as SYRIZA but as society. In any case, there is nothing certain on this difficult course”.
On the Grexit debate, Skourletis said that “it is German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble’s plan for Greece and Europe”.