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SYRIZA Achtsioglou attacks government over price hikes and spike in crime

After getting elected on a promise of tax cuts, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his government have instead "brought a sharp reduction in the income of citizens and their purchasing power," the head of finance issues for main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance, Efi Achtsioglou, said on the Thessaloniki-based radio station Flash 99.4 on Monday.

She accused the government of inertia in the face of galloping price rises for goods.

Similarly, she added, the prime minister had promised security but instead "we experienced a situation of extreme crime, he promised efficiency and we experienced an extreme ineptitude of the state in the face of natural disasters."

Commening on the upcoming Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) and the customary premer's economic speech, she said that Mitsotakis would be arriving "politically wounded" due to the damage from the government's management of the pandemic and the fires, as well as the "fiasco of the recent reshuffle".

She also accused the prime minister of misleading Greek voters and said that the plan agree with the EU not only failed to include tax cuts but also pledged to stop all relief measures taken during the pandemic.


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