Tsipras is waiting for a «tsunami of investment» in Greece

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal in photobacteria-Minister of the Hellenic Republic Alexis Tsipras. Archival photoTsipras is waiting for a «tsunami of investment» in Greece© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal the image Bank

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is confident that the 22 may, the Eurogroup will give a positive second evaluation of the progress of reforms and this was followed by a «tsunami of investment», Greece will achieve debt relief and he will have in this regard to fulfill the promise to start wearing a tie.

Greece Dec can not achieve a positive assessment of the reforms without which the country cannot obtain new tranches of loans, and the uncertainty adversely affects the economic situation.

The Eurogroup

«The message I’m getting says we will have a positive result on may 22 at the Eurogroup. I have to tell you, what you hear, so good that it’s hard to believe. This «too good to be true». So, so I was forced to wear a tie. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves, let’s see,» said Tsipras in an informal conversation with journalists on the sidelines of a session of Parliament to discuss the adoption of new austerity measures at the request of the creditors.

Tsipras never wears a tie, but after coming to power in January 2015, he promised that he would wear a tie, as soon as you achieve debt relief, in connection with many European colleagues at meetings gave Tsipras a tie.

As reported by the Athens news Agency, responding to a question, whether there will be a vote in Parliament, in fact, a vote of confidence, the Prime Minister said that every such vote is a vote.

Tsipras also referred to the very positive, according to him, the results of the visit to China, noting that not only the Chinese showed special interest in investing in Greece.

«With the completion of the second assessment, and if we will have «white smoke» on may 22, that is, if we make progress in the issue of a final agreement to reduce the national debt, which will include us quantitative easing program of the ECB, we will have the investment tsunami,» — said Tsipras.

The IMF and national debt

On the issue of public debt and meeting the managing Director of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, he said that there are critical moments that prevent the IMF and Berlin to reach agreement on the Greek debt and could lead to a new collapse in negotiations.

«The IMF has in mind what he says. This means that there may be difficulties on the evening of 22 may (in the Eurogroup) and we will not have agreement. But there is a positive side. The Foundation supports what we aim for seven years — a significant reduction of the national debt in order to create an open corridor to refinance debt,» said Greek Prime Minister.

Tsipras also stated that in case of a positive assessment of Greece could «very easily and very quickly to make our first trial placement of bonds on international financial markets, probably this summer.»

According to him, now the cost of ten-year bonds is the lowest for the entire period of the crisis, and immediately after the completion of the second assessment of the interest rate will be below 5%, which will not be unreasonably high price to allow Greece to borrow on foreign markets.

Greece will exit the Memorandum with the creditors where a stable will be able to borrow at low interest rates in the markets, said Tsipras.

On the question of whether Greece is ready to regularly access the markets from August 2018 expiry of the third Memorandum with the creditors, the Prime Minister replied that «the goal», but a good script involves going to the markets earlier than summer 2018.

The question of if Greece will be able to go to the bond markets this summer, if the evaluation closes on 22 may and the meeting of the Eurogroup on 15 June, Tsipras said that «markets don’t take vacations «.

Journalists also asked whether the Prime Minister is not afraid of «bad scenario», in which due to disagreements, the IMF and Berlin, the decision of the Greek problems will be delayed until the completion of the elections in Germany.

«No, I am absolutely not afraid. For one simple reason – the German Chancellor does not want to join in the campaign with an open crisis in Greece,» — said Tsipras.
The discussion in Parliament

Meanwhile, the discussion in Parliament a new bill to the unpopular austerity measures have caused outrage across the country. Seventeenth of may in Greece held a General strike, in Athens on Wednesday, held thousands of demonstrations, but before the vote, the next Parliament will be a new rally.

During the discussion of the bill in the parliamentary committees, the Deputy of the far-right party «Golden dawn» have started a fight, what fraction was removed from the discussion of the draft in the Committee. On Wednesday, the Parliament decided to prohibit the faction of the Golden dawn to participate in plenary meetings on the bill.

The opposition demanded that Finance Minister Euclid tsakalotos of a promise to keep and resign. The deputies reminded the Minister’s statement a year ago – Tsakalotos promised to resign if the level of non-taxable income falls below 9 thousand euros, and will vote against the bill. Now the government intends to lower the level of non-taxable income to 5.9 billion euros.

In Committee the opposition has said it will not support the bill. The Communists said that they would vote for the adoption of only one article of the law, which, at the request of creditors, the abolition of privileges at the taxation of the deputies of the Greek Parliament and calls them to ordinary citizens.

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