Syriza MEP Giorgos Katrougkalos recently told EurActiv Greece that international lenders will attempt to impose “economic suffocation” on Greece.
“I am afraid that when Syriza is in government, they will try to impose a peculiar political and economic suffocation in Greece , aiming at proving that there is no alternative policy to the neoliberal one,” he said.
International lenders believe that Greece has not made yet crucial structural reforms, such as the opening of some closed professions, and reached privatisation targets.
In an interview with EurActiv Greece, centre-right New Democracy MEP Giorgos Kyrtsos, shared a similar view.
“Despite being a government MEP, let me say that Greece does not fully implement the memorandum,” he had stated, referring to the scheduled dismissals in the public sector that never took place.