Government ‘jumped under the bar,’ Greek opposition says


New Democracy opposition reacted to the 8.5 billion euro bailout deal agreed between Greece and creditors on Thursday saying that the left-led government had “jumped under the bar.”

“The government won no substantial improvement compared to the deal it turned down three weeks ago,” the conservative party said in a statement.

“Unfortunately for the country, the government once more jumped under the bar it set for itself,” it said, adding that the belated completion of the second bailout review came with a huge toll for Greek taxpayers.