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France: 'European Union is forcing member states to make cuts' – German MEP00:56

France: 'European Union is forcing member states to make cuts' – German MEP

France, Strasbourg
July 7, 2015 at 20:03 GMT +00:00 · Published

The European Union is "practically forcing member states" to reduce welfare and make cuts "to minimum incomes, welfare systems and housing" MEP Gabriele Zimmer stated in Strasbourg on Tuesday.

Referring to the Greek crisis Zimmer said that the Confederal Group of the European United Left has always insisted that austerity "is the wrong medicine" for a country in crisis. Zimmer's condemnation of the measures imposed on Greece by its lenders comes a day before the Eurozone members meet again to discuss a solution to the Greek crisis.

61.3% of the Greek population voted against the bailout plans proposed by Greece's creditors. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will now hold meetings with Greece's lenders, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), European Central Bank (ECB) and European Commission (EC) of the Greek government's proposal to avoid possible exclusion from the Eurozone

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The European Union is "practically forcing member states" to reduce welfare and make cuts "to minimum incomes, welfare systems and housing" MEP Gabriele Zimmer stated in Strasbourg on Tuesday.

Referring to the Greek crisis Zimmer said that the Confederal Group of the European United Left has always insisted that austerity "is the wrong medicine" for a country in crisis. Zimmer's condemnation of the measures imposed on Greece by its lenders comes a day before the Eurozone members meet again to discuss a solution to the Greek crisis.

61.3% of the Greek population voted against the bailout plans proposed by Greece's creditors. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will now hold meetings with Greece's lenders, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), European Central Bank (ECB) and European Commission (EC) of the Greek government's proposal to avoid possible exclusion from the Eurozone

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