×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Tags: EU | Greece | Bailout

Greek Minister: Opposition Support Needed for Austerity

Monday, 13 March 2017 09:38 AM

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A senior minister in Greece's left-wing government says austerity measures being demanded by bailout lenders may require approval from opposition lawmakers to take effect.

Interior Minister Panos Skourletis said Monday in a radio interview that it was a "democratic imperative" for the measures to receive backing beyond the support of government lawmakers.

The government has a slim majority in the 300-member parliament and is struggling to conclude the current round of negotiations with European institutions and the International Monetary Fund to unfreeze bailout installments. Continued austerity beyond 2019 is being demanded by lenders as a condition.

Skourletis described his comments as expressing his personal opinion, but they appeared to contradict earlier statements by government officials that only simple approval from parliament would be needed.

© Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Europe
A senior minister in Greece's left-wing government says austerity measures being demanded by bailout lenders may require approval from opposition lawmakers to take effect.Interior Minister Panos Skourletis said Monday in a radio interview that it was a "democratic...
EU,Greece,Bailout
127
2017-38-13
Monday, 13 March 2017 09:38 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved