The so-called clean exit from, or completion of, the fiscal adjustment program that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras keeps claiming will happen is a theory that is being rejected even by his own deputies, main opposition New Democracy (ND) party said on Monday, responding to the premier's address at a SYRIZA parliamentary group meeting.

"New Democracy is asking him just this today: If the exit is clean, why doesn't the prime minister immediately cancel the new pension and the tax exemption reductions that he signed into being for 2019 and 2020?"