Europarliament Vice President and SYRIZA eurodeputy Dimitris Papadimoulis in his intervention to the Europarliament on Wednesday stated among others "A European Union without Greece is like a child without birth certificate".
Referring to the head of the EPP group Manfred Weber he asked him to stop "insulting Greece and the Greek people and to stop playing with matches in a warehouse with explosives".
"My country does not need to 'escape' from Europe but a solution with European characteristics" and called on everyone to work towards this directions.
On his part Independent Greeks MEP Notis Marias sternly attacked Weber charging him for anti-Greek delirium. "You should firstly say to Mr. Merkel to pay the war reparations to Greece and afterwards you can speak for dignity. You know that the memorandum failed in Greece...In the five years of the memorandum Greece received 214 bln loans and has 1 and a half million unemployed and 40 pct of the population below the poverty line. Where went the money Mr. Weber and why you do not say that they went to the rescue of the German banks."