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Main Opposition Blasts Government’s ‘Resounding Failure' in Tackling Migration

Main opposition New Democracy accused the government of a “resounding failure” on the issue of migration, saying the previous government had already legislated for an authority to manage EU aid funds which the Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has ignored. "...

New Democracy Spokesman Says Cost of Bank Recapitalization has Greatly Increased

The plunge of the Greek banking stocks at the Athens stock exchange combined with the recent closure of the country's lenders, as well as the imposition of capital constraints has greatly increased the cost of the recapitalization of the...

New Democracy: Govt Is Bringing Greece Closer to 'An Accident'

Greek main opposition New Democracy spokesman Costas Karagounis, responding to comments made by members of Greece's government on Wednesday, said that they are slowly starting to tell the truth "but remain trapped in the lies they said until now and...

Main Opposition Criticizes Tsipras for Saying a Grexit Would Destroy the Eurozone

Greek main opposition New Democracy attacked Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday for saying that a potential Grexit would destroy the Eurozone. "He has not realized that the only one who will be destroyed by a Grexit will be Greece,” party spokesman...

New Democracy Lashes Out at Government on its Negotiation Policy

Main opposition New Democracy (ND) spokesman Costas Karagounis on Tuesday lashed out at the Greek government on its negotiation policy. More specifically, he accused the government of having admitted that "the so-called proud negotiation has ended up in an ultimatum." "Until last...

Greek Opposition: 'Government Must Abandon Populism'

Greece's main opposition party, New Democracy (ND), in an announcement on Tuesday referred to "the need of the Greek government to abandon its populism and to proceed to great consensus." ND spokesman Costas Karagounis accused the SYRIZA-ANEL government of "nonsense and...

New Democracy Accuses Greek PM Tsipras of 'Trying to Coax his People'

Greek main opposition New Democracy accused Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Saturday of trying to coax his own people ahead of the new measures he will have to bring to the Parliament. "Mr. Tsipras spoke of the government's first 100...

New Democracy Accuses Greek Govt of Secrecy on Negotiation Details

Greek main opposition New Democracy said on Wednesday the government needs to brief parties on details and the overall handling of the ongoing negotiation between Greece and its creditors. “It’s not only the phenomenal sloppiness with which they negotiate on issues...

Greek Opposition: ND Can't Evaluate 'Nonexistent Agreement'

Main opposition New Democracy on Tuesday announced it could not adopt a position on "an as yet non-existent agreement," in a unanimous decision taken by the party's informal Political Council chaired by the party's leader Antonis Samaras. In an announcement...

New Democracy Accuses Greek Govt of Unreliability After Report on Alleged Letter to IMF

Greek main opposition New Democracy accused the government of being unreliable following a Greek newspaper report, according to which Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has allegedly sent a letter to the IMF, warning the Fund of Greece’s imminent bankruptcy. “This recital of unreliability,...