NEWS

ND wants 1981 as start date of economic policy probe

New Democracy said on Friday that it will submit a proposal for a parliamentary investigation into Greece’s economic policy starting from 1981, which is when PASOK first came into power.

The conservatives have come forward with the idea after the government said it wants to hold an inquiry into how Greece signed its two bailout agreements with international lenders, from 2010 to 2014.

This has angered PASOK, which believes that the 2004 to 2009 period, when New Democracy was in power, also needs to be examined.

Earlier this week, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accepted a proposal by New Democracy MP Dora Bakoyannis for the creation of a committee of “wise men,” including international economists, to examine Greece’s economic failure.