Athens.- The European Union is trapped in “national egotisms”, and the only way to a positive prospect for the EU member states is the economic and political unification of Europe, junior Greek coalition government member party Democratic Left (DIMAR) said in a statement on Saturday on the failure of the Summit of the 27-member bloc to agree on the distribution of community funds for the 2014-2020 EU Budget.
“The conservative governments, which are the majority in the European bodes, have neither a comprehensive plan nor a vision for dealing with a Europe-wide crisis. A generous increase of the Community Budget is one of the important prerequisites for the EU to strengthen its common policies to the benefit of the weaker states and social groups,” DIMAR said, adding that the community funding should “take into consideration the adverse economic situation in Greece and other (member) countries”.
‘Particularly for the EU countries facing special problems, such as Greece, the financing should keep in mind the downgrading of the economic situation due to the crisis,” it said, adding that only the economic and political unification of Europe is the path with a positive prospect for all the member states.
Further, in a separate statement ahead of Monday’s Eurogroup meeting on Greece, DIMAR stressed the necessity of continuation of the financing programme with disbursement of the outstanding tranches of the EU/IMF bailout loan to Greece in full and without delay or in installments, so that the Greek society, which is lifting an immense weight, may see an agreed, realistic prospect for exit from the crisis, stabilization and recovery.