By , Robert King
Published December 20, 2015
Greek voters will head to the polls Sunday to make a pivotal decision on whether to accept new austerity measures in exchange for more debt relief.
The stakes are high for Greece as a no-vote could send the country into more turmoil, European officials warn. A no vote would usher in an economic apocalypse implied the president of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz.
"Without new money, salaries won't be paid, the health system will stop functioning, the power network and public transport will break down, and they won't be able to import vital goods because nobody can pay," Schulz told the Daily Telegraph Saturday. Greece's medical system could collapse, experience power blackouts and other dire consequences, Schultz said in an attempt to get Greek voters to agree to the new measures.
The rhetoric is part of an alarmist tone European officials have taken as Greece decides whether to accept the bailout package and new austerity measures.