Two hours after the Prime Minister's visit to President Prokopis Pavlopoulos to announce early elections, Alexis Tsipras presented SYRIZA's general government program for the next four years until 2023 at an event at the Concert Hall.
On his side were also party members, Dimitris Tzanakopoulos, Alexis Charitsis, Efi Achitsoglou, Euclides Tsakalotos, Mariliza Xenogiannakopoulou and Nassos Iliopoulos.
Each member submitted a part of the SYRIZA program. The speech of each member had two strands. One strand was about what he received and what the other side planned for the next four years.
The prime minister then referred to 12 commitment points for the new four-year term.
The 12 commitments for the new four-year period:
-An increase of the minimum wage of 7.5% in 2020 and of 7.5% in 2021
-No hour of unpaid work
– Recruitment of 10,000 in Health, 15,000 in Education and simultaneous increase of expenses to 6% and 5% of GDP, respectively.
-All children in day-care centers
Green growth: 32% renewable energy production and 32.5% savings by 2030
– Increase in foreign direct investment and increase of exports to 50% of GDP by 2025.
-A tax deduction of 50%
– Reduction of the first income tax to 20%
– Exclusive solidarity tax for income up to € 20,000
Fully digitized public
Cultural marriages for gay couples
Signs of your speech:
"For the first time in ten years, we have the luxury of discussing our own program for the next four years, which the Greek people must approve and implement tomorrow, not a program that the troika will have to approve."
"Greece is no longer a bankrupt country, it is no longer the Greece of the memorandums, we have the opportunity to present to you our plan for Greece of tomorrow, not only for the few and elected, but also for the unjust, for those who back to the difficult, a Greece for all the Greeks ".
I understand his tiredness, his anger his discontent, but I ask everyone to ask themselves whether the effort was worth it, not to be alone and helpless in the crisis and to remember where the country was four years ago and where it is today, where "Greece has the way forward. "Now we can give breath to those who have turned their backs on the difficult. Now our country no longer needs battle plans or plans to manage crisis and disaster "
"The crucial question is whether Greece will continue the way forward or whether it will return to the difficult and dramatic years."
The answer is given by the Greek people who are the only ones who can permanently close the hatch behind us but also opens the skylight in front of us for a better future. "He is the only one who can give the answer if the failed political system eventually ends or if the criminals come back as a vindictive politician accusing future generations who have failed, wanting to return" supposedly redeemed by the suffering they themselves have created. "
"On its northern border, Greece feels safe again, as it has a stable ally whose airspace protects Greek fighter aircraft rather than Turkish fighters.
The rights of the Greek national minority in Albania are for the first time introduced as a criterion for entry into the EU.
We have the strong support of the Republic of Cyprus against all the Turkish challenges in its EEZ. The Cyprus issue was put to the right for the first time, highlighting the need to abolish anachronistic guarantees and leave the occupying army.
Strategic cooperation between Greece and the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean has been improved.
There is security for the East, where the military gives the daily message that we will not accept any questioning of our sovereign rights, and our neighbors are well aware that, while ignoring the need for dialogue and cooperation, they will continue to lose their foundations and props internationally.
Tzanakopoulos: "clear election dilemma"
"On July 7, the dilemma before all is clear, or we will take the decisive step forward, or we will be back in the hands of those who have failed," said Dimitris Tzanakopoulos, anticipating the event.
"The speech now belongs to the citizens," said the minister of state and spokesman of the government of the hall of the Concert Hall, as this project "is at the discretion of every Greek citizen, all new and new, every worker and worker, every professional, every retired person, every person who wants the country to advance. "
He said the presence at the event tonight demonstrates the special interest in the July 7 election campaign, "an interest in the daily lives and daily routine of the citizens the next day, but also in the years to come."
He stressed that the SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance project "for New Age Greece" is based on five central pillars, "on which we will build the next day for society and the economy," he said. these are:
"-Development for all
– Addressing climate change
New jobs and quality with higher salaries
Democratic and efficient state
– Solidarity and security for society "
Mr Tzanakopoulos said that "our country has now emerged from the Memorandum of Understanding thanks to the efforts of the Greek people" and that "the future of the country depends heavily on the will of citizens" that "degrees of freedom in exercise" policy has now grown, and the commemorative projects have already passed "and that" everything now depends on partisan programs and political choices. "
Charitsis: "The question is which development model serves SYRIZA and which ND"
In triple extroversion – integrating reforms – in the face of climate change, Alexis Charitsis codified the interventions included in the SYRIZA government program for the next four years.
"The basic question that needs to be asked is which model of development we serve and which Mr. Mitsotakis ND." The transformation of the country's productive base is the biggest challenge in the coming years, and can not be left indefinitely in the "market forces" that have a short-term horizon. A coherent development strategy and close cooperation between public, private, social and local authorities is needed, "said the Secretary of the Interior at the Athens Concert Hall.
For extraversion, Haritsis said that by 2025 the goal is to double foreign direct investment and further increase exports to 50% of GDP, with € 15 billion of funding for young scientists, entrepreneurship and innovation.
He spoke about launching landmark reforms in spatial planning, justice and financing, and completing the National Register and reforming the "paperless judgment" by 2021. He also announced the promotion of a new institutional framework for the National Public Investment Program, key characteristics of long-term planning, objective criteria for resource allocation and strict control over the use of available resources.
In addressing climate change, he spoke of a radical shift to green energy, implementing European targets for 32 percent renewable energy production and 32.5 percent energy savings by 2030 and completing regional climate adaptation plans. change by the end of 2020.
Achtioglu: "At the end of four years, we will recover all the lost jobs"
The objectives of the SYRIZA government's four-year program of work and social security were analyzed by the Minister of Labor Efi Aichioglu. "For our part, we are clear on how we perceive the next day for society," she said, summing up that in the SYRIZA program, the goal is new and quality, with higher salaries.
In particular, he said: "At the end of four years, we intend to recover all jobs lost during the crisis, 500,000 new jobs at the end of four years, we will also move to two successive increases of the minimum wage, 7.5% in 2020 and 7.5% in 2021, the aim is to re-establish the salary-setting powers of the national social partners, to strengthen measures against crime and to reform the social programs we have carried out from five months to eight months, so we have to do this for eight months in 12 months with full insurance and labor rights. "
Ms. Atsioglou noted that work is at the heart of SYRIZA's policy, commenting that this is where the SYRIZA and New Democracy divisions are highlighted most clearly at both the level of activities and at the program level. . "In our plan, creating quality jobs, raising wages, improving the bargaining position of workers, expanding and respecting labor rights in the workplace is a key factor for development and a key factor for social justice. On the opposite plane dominating the doctrine of internal devaluation, the perception dominated by its most extreme form in the period 2010-2014, considers that wage compression and deforestation of labor rights can stimulate the competitiveness of the Greek economy. not only socially disastrous but also economically inefficient, a policy that led to the total collapse of the Greek labor market in the period 2010-2014, "commented the Labor Minister.
At the same time, Ms. Ahitsoglu referred to the situation the government received in 2015. "We received unemployment at 26% and youth unemployment at 60%, one million jobs were lost, the minimum wage was reduced by 22% and 32% for young people, with the creation of the lowest salary embarrassing, collective bargaining and collective bargaining were completely frozen in the country, leading to continuous downward pressure on wages. The legislative framework for labor protection was completely deregulated, Labor inspectorate was totally insufficient and undecided and undeclared work reached 20%, "said the Minister of Labor.
As he said, the government tried in those four years to reverse "this picture of collapse". "We have achieved important things, but no doubt we have come to the middle of the journey because the blows that the world of labor has suffered could not have been healed in such a short time and there is still much to be done to heal, Achtioglu.
"By the end of 2018, 380,000 new jobs were created, we reduced unemployment by eight, raised the minimum wage by 11% and by 27% for young people, abolishing the embarrassing sub-salary, restoring collective agreements, collective bargaining in our place, and in already 15 sectors of the economy, collective sectoral agreements, which result in higher wages and better working conditions for workers, reduce undeclared work from 20% to 9% and combat offenders in the workplace with the legislative framework that we have built all the time and with the intensive action of the SEA, "the Minister of Labor stressed, adding," The next day for workers has begun, but this course is not even the steps were evident and timely. , the main opposition continues to believe that the period of rapid labor market disorder and oppression of rights was a period of reforms that was positive and should have been maintained. we can therefore let the country return to this period. We must avoid this plan. "
In particular, Ms. Atsioglu said: "We must prevent the legalization of the seven days of work announced by Mr. Mitsotakis, we must avoid the overwork of eight hours a day, we must avoid the Christmas present, which is considered by the contrary we must avoid the abolition of the unemployment allowance which the DE believes to be counterproductive and prevent young people from seeking employment. We must prevent the abolition of collective bargaining agreements, leading to individual contracts and wage compression, with total misery of working conditions. Finally, we must avoid the overthrow of those we have built to protect labor, the risk of re-eruption of unemployment, and the wage restraint imposed by neo-liberal doctrine, which regards wage growth as an anti-development factor. "
Xenogiannakopoulou: "We promote changes to an effective state"
Institutional and political changes that ensure "a democratic, modern and efficient state," announced the Minister of Administrative Reconstruction, Marilisa Xenogiannakopoulou, at the Concert Hall for the next four years to present the SYRIZA – Progressive Alliance program.
Ms. Xenogiannakopoulou said planning for the next four years included rationalizing state-church relations, establishing a civil marriage for gay couples, a complete transition to digital government, while simplifying administrative procedures by completing KEP Digital . the strengthening of civil rights in administrative procedures, improved employment relations of public officials and the implementation of collective bargaining in the public sector, and recruitment of young scientists to update and transform digital government.
The Minister for Administrative Reconstruction also said that the state and public administration are at the height of political confrontation because it is a sector that clearly marks the differences between the progressive leftist proposal and the neoliberal New Democracy program.
He spoke about the escalation of state segmentation, which he attributed to the fact that "Mr. Mitsotakis and ND put the rug to justify their proposals and voluntarily return to memorandum choices."
He criticized the main opposition party's program announcements to restore the 1: 5 rule for public recruitment, saying that this meant no recruitment for health, education, and welfare state, such as just recruiting the army's productive schools . forces and security forces.
"The NR seeks, as it says, to privatize public structures and allocate public services to state contractors with a visible threat of redundancies," said Ms. Xenogiannakopoulou.