Former Argentinian president condemns austerity measures imposed on Greece

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Argentina’s former president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner who is currently in Greece on a three day visit, condemned the regime of austerity on the country saying you can’t have perpetual austerity because its economy will not grow.

“You cannot be in a perpetual austerity, because then you don’t grow. You need to offer some reprieve, give some oxygen and create a situation that is not just continuous austerity, but also growth,” she said.

“Although of course you cannot compare the two situations, I think is it important to exchange information around these things,” she added.

Kirchner made the statements on Sunday during a visit to the refugee centre of Eleonas.

Kirchner is on a three-day visit to Athens, following an invitation by SYRIZA, and is expected to speak on Monday at the Athens Concert Hall about Latin America’s experience in dealing with the “crises in democracy and the struggle for social justice.”

On the same day, she will meet with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Parliament President Nikos Voutsis.

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.