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Athens News Agency: News in English, 07-06-22

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] KKE leader on tour of Imathia, Pieria prefectures

  • [01] KKE leader on tour of Imathia, Pieria prefectures

    Communist Party of Greece (KKE) leader Aleka Papariga on Friday criticised the programmes of the ruling New Democracy party (ND) and PASOK as "poverty platforms", in statements on arrival at Thessaloniki's Macedonia Airport, heading for a tour of the Imathia and Pieria prefectures.

    She said that the two mainstream parties acknowledged not only the existence of poverty, but also the fact that it will increase, and were therefore attempting to cover this up with "ploys".

    Their goal, she added, was to reduce wages, pensions and social services as much as possible, noting that "this is the modernisation, reform and renewal preached by ND and PASOK, and which is rejected by the KKE".

    Regarding the structured bonds affair, Papariga opined that "their clash over the bonds is in the interests of both ND and PASOK" because "in this way they are attempting to conceal the fact that the social insurance funds have been looted for more than 50 years", but also to conceal their methodisation to equate the retirement age for men and women alike at 65 years, while she warned that they might also raise the retirement age to 67 or 71 "if their course is not halted by the people's vote".

    Papariga was due to tour Imathia prefecture throughout Friday, including a meeting with unemployed and dismissed workers in Naoussa in the afternoon before addressing a political rally in Veria on Friday night. On Saturday she is slated to tour Pieria prefecture.


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