“Terrifying increases in energy tariffs have caused households and businesses to feel dismayed. Combined with the very large increases in basic food products, fuel and rents, this dismay in many cases becomes despair,” main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday in a statement after his tour of the central market of Heraklion, Crete.
Tsipras said that “society is paying the cost of the Mitsotakis government’s actions,” and, in particular, “its decision for the privatisation of PPC in the midst of an energy crisis, the sudden phasing out of lignite and the tolerance of cartels that have made profits of more than 1.5 billion in the last eight months.”
The leader of the main opposition stated that “it is obvious that what the country needs now is a plan to strengthen the society and not the cartels.”
Tsipras also stressed: “We must put an end, a barrier, to this descent and support society with a progressive government, to give perspective with social justice and social protection.”