The leader of Greece’s main opposition party, leftist SYRIZA, on Friday accused Prime Minister Antonis Samaras of failing to maintain an adequate presence in Parliament, saying «if he does not want to answer to Parliament, then he should abolish the Prime Minister’s Hour.”
Alexis Tsipras made his comment during a debate regarding plans for the sale of ailing Greek lender Hellenic Postbank, where he also accused Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras of shaking shareholders’ confidence in the lender by suggesting that it has become unsustainable.
“If you were in a private bank and said that it was unsustainable, what would the investors do?» Tsipras asked. «You are going for the bank’s privatization but have said that it’s a ‘lemon.’ In other countries this would bring in the prosecutor.”
Tsipras went on to accuse Samaras of shirking his responsibility toward the House by not being present during the fixed Q