Kyr. Mitsotakis: The meeting in Berlin shows that people want to decide for us, without us

Main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday addressing his party’s parliamentary group referred to national issues.

“The Cyprus talks have been intensified, we support with all our strength President Anastasiadis’ efforts but we are concerned over the other side’s steps” said Mitsotakis adding: “Turkey is unpredictable, Erdogan’s statements question the international conventional foundation, the Treaty of Lausanne. They are unacceptable statements that add another major concern in the region. Albania is putting all issues on the table. The agreement on the refugee issue is at stake. In such an environment, Greece is on the margins, the government has no clear national strategy.

On fiscal issues we are not part of any solution, the international community is facing us, at best, with compassion and pity, but this is not enough to defend our interests. The meeting in Berlin -with the participation of Germany, France, Netherlands, Spain, and Italy – shows that people want to decide for us, without us. If we did not have the miserable SYRIZA – ANEL government, Greece could be a growth engine.”

The leader of the main opposition stressed once again the need for elections. “The demand for political change reflects the majority today, not because we want, but because the society can’t accept a government that can’t take the country out of the crisis,” he underlined.