Velopoulos: The only driving force for the EU is Germany's interests

Kyriakos Velopoulos.

President of the Hellenic Solution Party, Kyriakos Velopoulos, opened fire against the ruling New Democracy government during a debate in Parliament.

In particular, from the podium of Parliament, he turned his fire against the Minister of Finance, Christos Staikouras, saying that "you are the 'Houdini' of the economy".

He also spoke about "borrowing policy", explaining that "this is how we got to the memoranda" in reference to the economic destroying policies imposed on Greece during the financial crisis last decade.

"Do not be fooled, more will come", Velopoulos warned.

At the same time, Velopoulos blamed the government for saying something at noon and something else at night regarding the opening of certain sectors of the economy.

He stressed that Greece needs a plan, while criticizing the financial staff for forecasts that were not confirmed in basic terms.

Kyriakos Velopoulos.
Hellenic Solution President, Kyriakos Velopoulos.

Regarding financial management during the COVID-19 pandemic, Velopoulos blamed the government for "doing social policy with our own money", while "throwing the ball to the owners."

Referring to the state fines for violators of the protection measures against the pandemic, Velopoulos pointed out that "in the Netherlands, whoever does not wear a mask, the fine is 90 euros, the basic salary is 1,700 euros. Germany, 150 euros fine, basic salary 1,500 euros. Greece, a fine of 300 euros, a basic salary of 600 euros".

Regarding Greek-Turkish relations, German-born Velopoulos stressed that "in the EU, unfortunately, the only driving force is Germany's interests. We want a Europe, we want a different Europe of peoples and nations, but not a German one. We went for sanctions and came out with a haircut."

In fact, he predicted that the head of Greek diplomacy, Nikos Dendias, who "whispers various things about Germany", will probably "go home in a short time".

"Anyone who talks about Germany goes home. The only nuclear weapon that Greece has is its veto. Only Papandreou used it in 1983", concluded the head of the Hellenic Solution.