Alexis Tsipras eyes swift conclusion of first bailout review

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras addressed the country’s parliament in the early hours of October 8 during debate on the government’s four-year policy programme.

Tsipras focused on attacking opposition parties in most of his speech for not having “any alternatives to propose” and being “obsessed with power”. “The opposition seems to have abandoned its consensual tactics. They forgot it all in just one day,” he said.

“We expected to hear some alternatives to our policy proposals by the main opposition. We heard nothing about growth, no plan at all,” he added.

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