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Athens News Agency: News in English, 06-11-09

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] PASOK leader attacks gov't on economy

  • [01] PASOK leader attacks gov't on economy

    Main opposition PASOK party leader George Papandreou criticised the government in Parliament on Thursday, while calling on senior judges to abandon their demands for increases in their salaries.

    Speaking during a discussion on the ratification of the account and balance sheet for the fiscal year 2004, Papandreou accused the government of untransparency, unreliability and social insensitivity.

    Deputy Finance Minister Petros Doukas, replying to Papandreou, said that the Greek people "are paying for the sins and practices of the PASOK government."

    Papandreou placed emphasis on the issue of the audit of state books, terming it "false", adding that "we will be paying for it for a long time, whether we are inside or outside supervision, for which the New Democracy government is exclusively responsible."

    The PASOK party leader further said that "soon, in the upcoming elections, to which the ND government wants to go with a new round of promises, the Greek people will condemn its irresponsible and socially unfair policy."

    Papandreou also referred to the issue of the naturalisation of people from Northern Epirus, saying that PASOK agrees in principle since, as he said, it was a proposal which the party itself had made in the past and ND had not accepted at the time. He added, however, that his party will be watching the process closely and will not be allowing partisan games to take place in light of elections.


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