Schulz doubts Greek banks will reopen

EP President Martin Schulz thinks it is very difficult and dangerous to reopen banks in upcoming days

Schulz doubts Greek banks will reopen

World Bulletin / News Desk

After the referendum that rejected creditors' bailout program, Greek government promised to reopen banks in the next few days. However, European Parliament President Martin Schulz doubts that Tsipras government will keep that promise. Besides, he urged Greek people to brace themselves as "dramatic" times are coming for their country if the government does not come up with a proper alternative of how to solve the debt crisis. 

Schulz also said European leaders may consider sending humanitarian aid to Greece, where banks were, and still are, closed as a precaution for the referendum.

"The promise of the Minister of Finance that the banks will open tomorrow and that money will be available from tomorrow or Tuesday seems to me very difficult and dangerous. Therefore, because I believe that the Greek people will be during the week and in every day more difficult situation, I think we should tomorrow – and at latest on Tuesday before the eurozone summit – discuss about a humanitarian aid programme for Greece," he said.

"I hope that the Greek government will in the next few hours make a meaningful and constructive proposal allowing that it is meaningful and possible to renegotiate. If not, we are entering into a very difficult and even dramatic time," Schulz said.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Temmuz 2015, 11:35