Tuesday March 31, 2015 Search
Weather | Athens
14o C
09o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Venizelos admits elections are leading to deadlock

PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos admitted on Saturday that next month’s elections are leading to a deadlock and promised to ask for an extension from two to three years for the application of the measures to collect an extra 11.6 billion euros.

In an interview with Skai television Venizelos said that “the elections ahead of us have our very existence at stake and should leave Greece standing and stable. Opinion polls are showing that we are heading for a deadlock. We need to go to a national agreement. The first place is a necessity for PASOK,” said the former Finance Minister.

He added that the crisis is far from over and the risk of exiting the eurozone and returning to the drachma still exists, as “Europe does not decide rationally.”

He said he will push for the measures for the collection of 11.6 billion euros in 2013 and 2014 to be spread across three years instead and stressed there will be no extra tax burden and no horizontal cut to pensions.

Notably Venizelos said he did not agree with the PASOK motto of 2009 that there was disposable money around, suggesting he was not asked about it so he did not voice his disagreement.

Also on Saturday former minister Stefanos Manos, the head of small liberal party Drasi, accused PASOK and New Democracy of ruining the country saying “they should not even get 20 percent between them.”

Manos has been elected on both New Democracy and PASOK tickets in the last 25 years.

ekathimerini.com , Saturday April 21, 2012 (11:26)  
Parliamentary speaker prompts ND walkout, anger from PASOK, Potami
Major effort under way after floods in Serres
Golden Dawn´s No 2 released, as protests over trial linger
PM puts opposition on spot, reveals little on reform list, creditor talks
Greek jobless rate inches up to 26 pct in December
The Greek unemployment rate inched up to 26 percent in December from 25.9 percent the previous month, making it the highest in the European Union, followed by Spain (23.2 percent in February...
Record cash hits Greek stocks as traders take flier on accord
Even as Greek stocks head for a fourth quarter of losses and volatility surges, investors are having a hard time turning down bets that things will improve. An exchange-traded fund tracking ...
Inside Business
SOCCER
Cyprus soccer eyes reunion after 60-year divorce
Turkish Cypriot soccer officials on Monday vowed to press ahead with attempts to reunite with the Cyprus Football Association, (CFA), triggering a political storm on the ethnically-split isl...
SOCCER
Three Greek internationals injured in Budapest car crash
Three Greek international soccer players were slightly injured on Monday in a car crash as they travelled by taxi to Budapest airport following Greece's Euro 2016 qualifying goalless draw ag...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
Amateur antics or overstepping the mark?
There are 149 plus two reasons why those who have been watching SYRIZA’s progress since its start cannot and never will be able to stomach the leftist party’s coalition with Independent Gree...
EDITORIAL
A pointless debate
Monday’s parliamentary debate between the country’s political leaders left a lot to be desired. There was no information whatsoever about the coalition government’s proposed reforms or the p...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. Greek jobless rate inches up to 26 pct in December
2. Record cash hits Greek stocks as traders take flier on accord
3. Investment guru Mark Mobius rules out Grexit, advises sell-offs
4. Shops to open Sunday ahead of Easter holidays
5. Greek government proposes measures worth 3.7 bln
6. Parliamentary speaker prompts ND walkout, anger from PASOK, Potami
more news
Today
This Week
1. Amateur antics or overstepping the mark?
2. A pointless debate
3. Parliamentary speaker prompts ND walkout, anger from PASOK, Potami
4. Greek government proposes measures worth 3.7 bln
5. Shops to open Sunday ahead of Easter holidays
6. Investment guru Mark Mobius rules out Grexit, advises sell-offs
Today
This Week
1. Next Monday is D-Day for state funds
2. Eurogroup unlikely to be held soon to discuss Greek reforms
3. Moscow expects progress from Tsipras visit
4. Some more equal than others
5. Greece to present reforms by Monday, says gov't spokesman [Update]
6. Greece optimistic on deal with euro area next week
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2015, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.