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Forum on Greece Founded Dora Bakoyannis

13 July 2010 / 15:07:01  GRReporter
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Dora Bakoyannis announced the foundation of Forum on Greece during the conference in Zapio. Thus she proceeded to “comprehensive political intervention”, as her associates said. She used her personal Web page to attract new people to a “new beginning” and the forum appears as a representative of the new party, which is circulated since Mrs. Bakoyannis has left New Democracy.

Mrs. Bakoyannis announced the first 53 associates who will participate in this organization and invited people from all political parties to cooperate. She, however, is not giving members of New Democracy, PASOK and the Left the opportunity to participate in the forum.

Former minister of Foreign Affairs stressed that Greece should be accountable to the obligations which are bound by the Memorandum and to prevent “not to lose the last opportunity for the modernization of the country” because of the crisis.

Mrs. Bakoyannis sharply criticized her former party New Democracy, which written her off because she voted in favor of the Memorandum. “Instead of pressing the government to move more quickly, more decisively, more radically, New Democracy invested unprecedented opportunism in the fall of Greece and the destruction of the country to draw party benefit. Instead of making a substantial self-criticism and acting as a serious opposition proposing reliable solutions, it resorted to laic tricks following the logic of mature fruit ... New Democracy repeated all those tactics that led to today’s political system and the meaningless values of it” said Mrs. Bakoyannis. She added that “the only thing New Democracy is not telling us is what would happen with the country if Greece did not succeed to take the loan.”

PASOK did not escape the criticism of Dora Bakoyannis either. “The government is trapped because of its inner contradictions. It is impossible for PASOK to advance rapidly to the necessary changes. Unable to move because of the contradictions and its laic past, PASOK merely filled in this gap by cutting pensions and freezing salaries instead of fixing the deficit in the state railways, reducing the number of civil servants, releasing the closed professions, to encourage development,” said Bakoyannis.

As for the Left parties, Mrs. Bakoyannis said that “they have secured constant political asylum and they are in an existential crisis without having any feeling of reality and responsibility.”

Yesterday in Simi started and the 13th Symposium of the International Socialist Forum. It is held on the island of Poros and the Prime Minister George Papandreou addressed his speech during opening ceremony. He stressed that the country needs investments to emerge from the crisis and the purpose of government is to make changes that have not been made for many decades.

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