Alternattiva Demokratika chairman Arnold Cassola has called on Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and Opposition leader Simon Busuttil to “stop taking the Maltese people for a ride by playing the machos”.

He said in a statement that Dr Muscat yesterday assured parliament that Malta would not accept any debt ‘haircut’ proposals from Greece. Dr Busuttil also said that the Greek people could not expect any financial haircuts.

“While obviously everyone wants their money back, as things stand, the bankrupt Greeks will never be able to repay their debt. It is useless for (Dr) Muscat and (Dr) Busuttil to bluff to the Maltese people about this.

He said it was in everyone's interest to give the Greeks some breathing to perhaps have the possibility that in 20 years' time, they would maybe start paying back their debts.

"Europe must not impose austerity measures on the Greeks. But Tsipras and the Greeks must roll up their sleeves for real reforms.”

Prof. Cassola said that in 2010 Germany and France had forced Greece to order 120 F6 fighter planes. Each of these planes cost €20 million.

“This order must be cancelled. This money must go to feed the Greek people not the warmongers," he said.


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