SYRIZA rejects New Democracy’s demand for investigation into ‘Grexit’ plan
The SYRIZA-led government has once again rejected New Democracy’s (ND) call for a parliamentary investigation into allegations that the government had plans to take Greece out of the Eurozone back in 2015 at the height of the crisis. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and then Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis took the country to the brink of bankruptcy at the time, which was highlighted when the banking system almost collapsed and capital controls were brought in.
“Since the day the government struck a deal on the debt, no week has passed without New Democracy calling for some probe,” the PM said. Another source within SYRIZA said ND is ‘left without a political narrative. "They are trying in vain," the source claimed.
Accoring to the Eleftherios Typos newspaper, the PM had met with fellow hard-left Venezuela officials to discuss possible assistance from the country’s government should Greece had withdrawn from the Eurozone. The piece highlighted recent claims by Varoufakis that the possiblity of an exit was being considered by SYRIZA and coalition party ANEL in early 2015. He also claimed that German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble had proposed the scenario of Greece taking a ‘time out’ from the Eurozone.