The Greek opposition leader, Antonis Samaras conservative, prefers that his country would suspend payments to its citizens to pay more taxes. Neither the pressure of Angela Merkel nor all his colleagues in European political family have managed to change his mind.
Hours before the European Council, the conservative Hellenic insisted the summit of European People's Party will vote against the new measures required by the EU and the IMF in exchange for vital new loans to the Greek State.
"The current package of policies implemented by the Socialist government takes more taxes for an economy in an unprecedented crisis. This has created serious problems, "was justified in Brussels where he criticized his colleagues to endanger the European plan for the second attempt rescue. Samaras said support spending cuts in general, but to get ideas.
The European program, a 'mistake'
If next Tuesday the Greek Parliament rejects the package of cuts and reforms, the EU and the IMF will not lend to Greece 12,000 million Euros, without which the state will be forced to suspend payments in August. In addition, Greece will not receive more help for next year and beyond. Heads of State and Government reiterated the 'quid pro quo with a > statement that the European Council President, Herman Van Rompuy , will present at six pm to Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel and tonight the rest of the Twenty .
But Samaras said the European program is a mistake and that the U.S. economy needs other "remedies" to recover.
The Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou will participate in a meeting with Sarkozy, Merkel and European Council President, Herman Van Rompuy, before the conclave of the Twenty. But as he confesses the premier, the fate of the new measures does not depend on him, as even his party supports him.
EU leaders call once more across the country to collaborate. “The first thing is that Greece will help themselves to other Europeans can help. That is the conclusion, "said Olli Rehn, European Commissioner for Economic Affairs.