Tsipras: Greece Deserves to Be Included in ECB's Quantitative Easing Program
Monday, 24 October 2016
Greece deserves to be included in the European Central Bank’s (ECB) quantitative easing program as soon as possible, which is why the country’s debt must be discussed, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Sunday, during his speech at a meeting of SYRIZA’s central committee.
The committee is convening to discuss the election of a secretary and the political secretariat.
“Greece deserves to join the ECB’s quantitative easing program as soon as possible. And to join, the conditions are clear: We have to specify the measures on debt in the framework of Eurogroup’s decisions,” Tsipras, who is also party president, told the committee.
Commenting on the government’s negotiations with the institutions on the second program review which got underway on Sunday, he said the main issue to be discussed is labour law reforms.
“Concerning the negotiation, we’re at the phase where we have to move ahead with what is foreseen in the second review, which has labour laws at its core. But, at the same time - and this might be the most important element in the agreement – we have to take definitive decisions about the debt,” he said.