Government's strategy against economy's problems is 'irresponsible, if not criminal,' says Tsipras

SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Alexis Tsipras said the government's strategy is "irresponsible, if not criminal," speaking at the city of Thessaloniki on Thursday, where he met with representatives of regional business and industry associations.

Discussing national economy and potential support measures, Tsipras said that "the government's strategy of merely following concerted practices, especially in the energy sector, but not intervening, while all along stating that the market can regulate itself, is an irresponsible if not criminal strategy," stressed Tsipras, "as energy costs have skyrocketed globally, while in our country they are the most expensive in Europe."

This problem can be best understood from the consumers' point of view, noted Tsipras, "seeing the reduction of purchasing power and stagnant wages."