Koutsoubas: ‘I am concerned about the Cyprus issue’

Koutsoubas: ‘I am concerned about the Cyprus issue’


By Spiros Sideris – Thessaloniki

“The ND-PASOK coalition, and SYRIZA are deceiving the people”, said the Secretary General of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece, Dimitris Koutsoubas, at the press conference in the framework of his visit to the 79th Thessaloniki International Fair.

“They try to trap and cripple the people’s uncertainty about the next day, in what government will ensure a return to capitalist development and make better negotiations with the Troika”, he added.

The Secretary General the CC of KKE called the Prime Minister’s announcements “provocative” for the working classes and “crumbs” that will be outweighed by overtaxing, while at the same time called for the immediate abolition of ENFIA and “all of the predatory laws and additional taxes”, confiscations and auctions.

Also, Mr. Koutsoubas denounced the “dealings” of the government and the parties in the matter of the election of the President of the Republic, and noted that it cannot be used for “phony games”, reiterating that the Communist Party will vote “present” whatever the proposal.

In a relevant question by IBNA, Koutsoubas replied that the Communist Party does not feel lonely. There are people who walk side by side with the communist movement, not only in Greece but also abroad. On October 1, he said, there will be a meeting of Communist and Workers’ parties in Brussels, to discuss all the major issues.

On the Cyprus issue he expressed his concern about the new round of talks and accused the Turkish Prime Minister for intransigence. “The hydrocarbons in Cyprus will cause new conflict rather than resolving the Cyprus issue”, Koutsoubas pointed out. Commenting on the change of leadership in Turkey, the Secretary General stressed that the bourgeoisie in Turkey has expansionist tendencies to exert economic control in the wider region. This will create more problems, rather than ameliorate its relations with neighboring countries.