Leventis: Omnibus bill represents ‘failure of seven years of fruitless austerity’

Addressing Parliament during Thursday’s debate on the draft omnibus bill for the prior actions agreed with Greece’s lenders, Union of Centrists party leader Vassilis Leventis said that the country was being asked to legislate measures in advance because its foreign partners “don’t trust us”.

“Today’s session goes down in history as the failure of seven years of fruitless austerity…they don’t trust us because no prime minister has proceeded to carry out the reforms he promised,” Leventis said.

Accusing the ruling coalition MPs of trying to present a “virtual reality” by focusing exclusively on the positive measures in the omnibus bill, Leventis noted that he”would resign if I was prime minister and I was asked to take measures in advance.”