Sunday, 5 July 2015

Greens have welcomed the outcome of the Greek referendum,

Martin Francis via 

Greens have welcomed the outcome of the Greek referendum, which has shown around two thirds of voters have said ‘No’ to European Union and International Monetary Fund bailout proposals for more austerity in exchange for rescue loans.

Caroline Lucas MP said:

   “The Greek people have made a decision which must now be respected.
   This referendum has seen EU states do their very best to undermine
   the democratic will of the Greek people but it’s time to draw a line
   under the past and move onwards.

   “History shows us that countries can escape crippling debt in a just
   way. In 1953, at London Conference, Greece was among the European
   nations signing a deal which allowed for the cancellation of German
   debt, to enable the country to grow again after the destruction of
   the Second World War. Europe needs to come together to offer the
   Greeks a deal which allows their country to be rebuilt.”//

Molly Scott Cato, Green MEP for the South West, said:

   “This referendum has provided an opportunity for all EU states to
   reflect on the balance of power between finance markets and
   democratic governments. We now need to see an urgent conference to
   address the issue of Greece’s debt with restructuring and debt
   relief a clear outcome. There also needs to be clear support for
   rebuilding the economy, especially by investing in sustainable
   sectors of the economy.”


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