AKEL will not give a blank cheque to ‘reforms’ seeking to sell off public wealth and deregulate labour relations
Statement by the member of the C.C. of AKEL Haris Polycarpou on the Recovery and Resilience Fund
8th July 2021, AKEL C.C. Press Office, Nicosia
The granting of direct allocations to member states within the framework of the Recovery and Resilience Fund is yet another mechanism in the effort to address the special conditions that have been created by the pandemic.
AKEL will judge the Recovery and Resilience Plan in practice. It will judge it by its ability to ensure transparency and accountability, its ability to provide support to all working people and small family businesses, and its contribution towards creating infrastructures and in combatting income and social inequalities.
The economy is in need of changes that will improve the daily lives of citizens. AKEL has submitted concrete proposals for reforms and changes in this direction. That’s the basis AKEL will judge the proposals for reforms to be submitted to Parliament. In any case, however, AKEL will not give a blank cheque, nor will it support those proposals which, under the guise of ‘reforms’, will seek to sell off public wealth and property and deregulate labour relations.