Koutsoumbas slams government for burdening country with two austerity programs

The government has submitted a “memorandum to the power of four”, Communist Party leader Dimitris Koutsoumbas told parliament on Thursday, adding that the left-wing government is the first that has signed and approved two bailout programs while in power.

Koutsoumbas said the measures included in the bill will support the profits of monopolies, aggravate the exploitation of employees and strengthen the concentration of capital.

The two consecutive bailouts brought by the government were enough to “shed its left-wing mask” which was “cultivated with sensationalist actions, with the prime minister visiting historical venues”, he said.