European parliament vice-president and head of SYRIZA fraction Dimitris Papadimoulis hit out at the chairman of EPP, Manfred Webber, who claimed the problem of Greece was the “communist Prime Minister.”
“Weber is again completely out of step with the majority of the European Parliament as well as Jean-Claude Juncker and Valdis Dombrovskis, who also belong to the EPP, but view positively the deal between Greece and its creditors,” Papadimoulis told European news website euractive.com when asked to comment.
Papadimoulis added that Weber’s statement is also against the German government itself, which made efforts toward this agreement.
Weber is a member of the Christian Social Union (CSU), the Bavarian sister party of Angela Merkel’s CDU. According to Papadimoulis, the German politician has proved to be far more right -wing than either Merkel or Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble.
“Mr Weber may be dreaming about Alexis Tsipras, but I need to inform him that he will be forced to see him in reality as a Prime Minister of Greece for many years,” the leftist politician said.
“I look forward to centre-right New Democracy’s [Greece’s main opposition party] comments on this unprecedented statement, which is a ‘monument’ of fanaticism and anachronism,” Papadimoulis concluded.