Griechenland: Brief fordert Schuldenschnitt
Abgeordnete des Europäischen Parlaments fordern in einem Brief an die Kommission ein Umdenken in der griechischen Krisenpolitik. Sie plädieren für einen Schuldenschnitt, um das Land endlich aus der Rezession zu holen.
Als Reaktion auf den Bericht des europäischen Kommissars für Wirtschaft und Finanzen, Pierre Moscovici, fordern mehrere Abgeordnete des Europäischen Parlaments ein Umdenken in der Krisenpolitik Griechenlands. Ein Schuldenerlass und konkrete Maßnahmen zur Verbesserung der ökonomischen, sozialen und ökologischen Situation des Landes sind ihrer Meinung nach unerlässlich. Griechenland ist seit Ausbruch der Schuldenkrise in einem Kreislauf aus Rezession und Deflation gefangen. Die von der EU vorgegebene Austeritätspolitik treibt das Land immer tiefer in die Spirale.
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Dear Commissioner Moscovici,
Following the discussion on the »Commission Statement – Macroeconomic situation in Greece, structural reforms and their impact, as well as prospects for future negotiations within the Programme«, that took place on Tuesday 4th of October in the Plenary of the European Parliament, as Members of the European Parliament, we would like to underline the importance of debt relief and the need for concrete measures which are going to strengthen Greece’s economic, social and environmental development.
Greece urgently needs to leave behind the vicious circle of recession and deflation, and move forward with policies that enable both public and private investments and creation of high quality jobs. The responsibility for this lays upon both the Greek government and the Institutions. Whereas there is a consensus today among leading economists regarding the need for debt sustainability, yet among the Institutions there are diverse views how this sustainability can be achieved. As you are aware, the IMF has a presented different analysis from that of the EU institutions on this matter. The resulting uncertainty hampers Greece recovery.
Any further delays regarding the beginning of a concrete and conclusive dialogue on debt relief could have devastating results on the Greek economy and counteract even the modest decrease of unemployment and poverty levels and delay any improvement of the social and economic situation for the coming period.
On 23rd September, the IMF has declared further debt relief based “realistic assumptions about Greece’s ability to generate sustained surpluses and long-term growth” will be needed in order to restore sustainability. Debt relief is an important step of the effort to put an end to Greek crisis. Debt relief discussions, as part of the agreement, have to be opened as soon as possible, concluding by the end of the year with a clear road map for debt relief for Greece. It is a precondition not only for the necessary economic and social boost, but also to limit the financial needs of the Greek Economy and therefore create fiscal space suitable for public and private investments.
We, the undersigned MEPs, strongly believe that Greece needs a stable macroeconomic environment. Therefore, Greece needs to leave behind the austerity measures once and for all, creating the conditions of exiting the programme, which should be the last one. Greece needs to focus on making the most out of the Structural Funds that have to be significantly increased especially for countries in crisis, and to surge the degree of security for the people, especially the most vulnerable ones.
In the context of the future negotiations between the EU Institutions and the Greek Government, we urge you to take these views into account, for the benefit of all societies and institutions.
We are looking forward to further discussing with you on this matter.
With Kind Regards,
Jean-Paul Denanot (GUE/NGL)
Virginie Rozières (S&D)
Edouard Martin (S&D)
Bart Staes (Greens/EFA)
Tania Penas Gonzalez (GUE/NGL)
Josep Maria Terricabras (Greens/EFA)
Dimitrios Papadimoulis (GUE/NGL)
Fabio De Masi (GUE/NGL)
Eva Joly (Greens/EFA)
Guillaume Balas (S&D)
Sergio Cofferati (S&D)
Ernest Urtasun (Greens/EFA)
Curzio Maltese (GUE/NGL)
Emmanuel Maurel (S&D)
Georgi Pirinski (S&D)
Eric Andrieu (S&D)
Christine Revault d’Allonnes (S&D)
Marisa Matias (GUE/NGL)
Patrick Le Hyaric (GUE/NGL)
Stelios Kouloglou (GUE/NGL)
Eleonora Forenza (GUE/NGL)
Monika Vana (Greens)