Greeks voted yesterday against financial austerity and not against the European Union, former Prime Minister George Papandreou told Italian newspaper la Stampa in an interview.
“This is not a vote for or against Europe, this is a vote for or against austerity,” Papandreou said, according to the Turin-based daily. Greeks are suffering “from the tough austerity measures” taken so far, he said.
“This is not a vote that marks the end of Pasok,” said Papandreou, referring to his socialist party. Europe needs project bonds to finance infrastructure, he told the newspaper.