'Above all, our objective is to bolster the social economy – including agricultural cooperatives and energy communities,' the finance minister said.
The PM said that the parliamentary confidence vote in the government on May 10 and the May 26 local and European Parliament elections should be viewed as a referendum on his stimulus package.
Tsakalotos maintained that the government aims to tax the haves more than the have-nots who have borne the brunt of the crisis.
Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and Alternate Finance Minister Yorgos Houliarakis have conceded that over-taxation of the middle class was carried out by design.
Essentially, the PM’s team is entertaining the idea of small, manageable clashes with creditors that can be easily resolved with a minor governmental retreat.
As the painful negotiation with creditors on home foreclosure protection was going on, a minister who seems to ignore the realities came out and spoke of handing out a 250-euro Easter bonus
Mr. Tsipras must decide if he will become a European Social Democrat or whether he will again opt for opportunistic choices and easy, hollow pledges.
The government agreed with creditors on high primary surpluses which it hiked even more so that it could distribute poverty benefits.
In order to achieve the desired autonomous return to the markets and render the country fundable there must be repeated Greek bond issues at regular intervals and across all terms of maturity.