New Democracy accuses Tsipras of ‘audacity’

Main opposition New Democracy (ND) spokesperson Maria Spyraki on Monday accused Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of “audacity”.

“Tsipras does not live on an island, he is not entitled to large family benefits, EKAS benefits, is not paid based on a special salary scale nor is he in need of a heating allowance,” she said. If any of the above were the case, she added, he would not have the audacity to claim that his government had not take any additional fiscal measures.

Moreover, she advised him to examine the recently passed 2018 budget, saying that this included 1.9 billion euro of additional measures to be taken in 2018.