Tzanakopoulos: Tsipras will explain at TIF the government’s plan to exit the crisis

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will explain at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) the government’s plan to pull Greece out of the economic crisis and the adjustment program, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said in an interview with public broadcaster ERT3 on Monday.

“The prime minister will do nothing more at TIF than explain the government’s political plan for the final exit from the memoranda and the crisis in August 2018, the strategic plan for growth and a new Greece which should be built after the era of the memorandum,” he said.

Tzanakopoulos said the economy “is in a state of dynamic recovery” whose benefits should be disseminated as much as possible, “with redistribution policies to benefit the large social majority”.

Commenting on the imminent start of the third program review, he said “the Greek economy is in a phase of dynamic recovery and we have the conditions for the completion of the third review as soon as possible,” adding that “the political preconditions are in place to move ahead [in the talks] as long as the IMF does not go too far, as is its usual tactic.”

He then accused New Democracy of pursuing a “self-destructive opposition tactic”.

The fair will be held in Thessaloniki on September 9-17.