He can’t stop doing this. “This” what? To intervene in the Greek politics. Who? Martin Schulz, German social-“democrat” and President of the European Parliament. For one more time that his favorite party To Potami (4%) did not join Greece’s new coalition government, Schulz called elections winner Alexis Tsipras and -hear! hear! – lamented Tsipras’ decision to renew the coalition with Independent Greeks and Panos Kammenos.
The head of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, lamented on Monday the decision by Greek leftist Alexis Tsipras to renew a coalition with the small right-wing Independent Greeks party.
Speaking to France Inter radio, Schulz said he could not understand Tsipras’ decision to bring the Independent Greeks, who polled less than 4 percent of the vote, back into government.
“I called him (Tsipras) a second time to ask him why he was continuing a coalition with this strange, far-right party,” Schulz said.
“He pretty much didn’t answer. He is very clever, especially by telephone. He told me things that seemed convincing, but which ultimately in my eyes are a little bizarre.”[…]
Schulz said he admired Tsipras for the way he had navigated through the last year to get himself re-elected, but said Kammenos was a loose canon who always needed to be controlled.
“It’s politically and strategically something that you have to admire,” he said. “But after … this renewed mandate with this far-right, populist party, that I don’t understand.”
It is not the first time, Martin Schulz tries to intervene in Greece’s political decisions and government coalition. Just a week after the elections in January, Schulz came to Athens and openly said that Tsipras should make a coalition with to Potami, a small neoliberal political party of rather diffuse ideology and program.
Today, Schulz did not explicitly mention To Potami but made a very clear hint with his reference to ‘a party with 4%’.
What the President of European Parliament do not seem to accept is that:
No sovereign country and no democratically elected Prime Minister has to explain anything to any Schulz around the globe.
No matter how much this Schulz is obsessed with certain political practices.
Nevertheless, Tsipras could send Schulz the famous DVD series “Lessons on Democracy – Basics – Intermediate – Advanced” and thus free of charge.
PS if you see other reason to support SYRIZA-ANEL, then do it just for the sake of getting on the nerves of Martin Schulz 🙂