New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis criticised prime minister Alexis Tsipras in the wake of last week’s Eurogroup meeting, which ended with creditors agreeing to release a further €8.5bn in order for Greece to meet repayments due next month. Tsipras struck an almost celebratory like tone in saying that Greece got what it wanted and even labelling last Thursday, when the meeting took place, as a ‘good dayfor Greece’. ‘We got what we wanted but also what we deserved’, he claimed.
He also praised his government’s tough negotiating claiming that it was correct not to agree to terms offered at the previous Eurogroup meeting in May.
Mitsotakis, speaking to Alpha TV following the outcome, was critical of Tsipras. 'Mr. Tsipras has no reason to celebrate and I would advise him to be more restrained, as Euclid Tsakalotos (the finance minister) was. He has an obligation to come to Parliament and brief us, tell us what he achieved.'
Mitsotakis also pointed out that the government has voted for an extra €5bn in measures after the bailout program ends.