PM Tsipras: Those who bet on the collapse of public revenues are now disproved

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras criticized the opposition for anticipating the collapse of public revenues and the activation of the contingent mechanism, following data showing an increase in state revenues in September, during a meeting with the government’s economic team at Maximos Mansion on Tuesday.

“It’s obvious that all those who bet since July and August on the collapse of public revenues and were celebrating, are now disproved,” Tsipras said according to the press release and referred to the steadily decreasing unemployment rate and the exceeded target in public revenues which rose by 812 million euros in September and by 1.4 billion euros in the first nine months of the year.

The meeting chaired by Tsipras was attended by Government Vice-President Yiannis Dragasakis, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and Alternate Finance Ministers tryfon Alexiadis and Giorgos Chouliarakis.

“Those who invest politically in the failure of the negotiations, they will now have to … find other ways to continue their scaremongering,” he added.