PM Tsipras: The second programme review will be concluded without new measures

The second programme review will be concluded without new measures after the end of the current programme, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday said in a speech at the Parliament.

He explained that the exit from the crisis is visible and on time, in 2018, adding that the efforts for the conclusion of the second programme review have been accelerated so that the access to the markets is feasible after the participation to the ECB quantitative easing programme.

He stressed that the people understand who is trying to pull the country out of crisis and who is blocking the country’s recovery. “We are moving forward and we are committed that things will always get better for the country,” he said and referring to main opposition, he said “even if that means that they will get worse for your own political plans.”

“We have complied with the programme, being full aware of the difficulties, and we have met our targets, because we made the state work and not serve its friends,” he said.

“We have achieved high absorption rates as regards the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) funds. We have combatted corruption. This is the way for further tax relief for the weakest categories of citizens,” Tsipras noted.