Samaras slams SYRIZA for bringing back ‘Grexit fears’

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Thursday accused opposition SYRIZA of bringing back Grexit fears and sending a message to the markets not to lend to the country by declaring its sovereign debt unsustainable.

Speaking to New Democracy deputies on Thursday, Samaras said that former EU commissioner Stavros Dimas would be the presidential candidate for all three ballots in the upcoming election whose first round is scheduled for December 17.

“SYRIZA is after power it cannot manage,” Samaras told conservative MPs.

The Greek premier accused his political opponents of trying to cancel out the country’s success.

“Deputies have a duty to keep Greece in Europe,” he said.