TROIKA isn't going to renegotiate Memorandum before its implementation!
The Greek team managed to defend well against Russia and score the only goal of the match just before halftime!
At the second part of the match Greece came close to a 2nd goal as Giorgos Tzavellas curled a free-kick over the wall and the ball stopped on the angle of post and crossbar.
Greece passed on the next round where it will probably meet... Germany!
Only one day after the scandalous article of Financial Times Germany which calls Greeks to vote in favor of pro-bailout conservative "New Democracy" party another article from the German "Bild" tries to terrify and influence the Greek people in order to vote for a government which will continue with the austerity program.
Yesterday, the Financial Times of Germany published and article with the tittle “Resist to the Demagogue” where the newspaper stated clearly:
Resist to demagogy of Alexis Tsipras and SYRIZA. Do not trust their promises that the denouncement of the loan agreements is possible without consequences..
Your country finally needs a functioning state. For your smooth governance we recommend Nea Dimocratia, even thought the recommendation is half-hearted…The best option for your country would be a coalition government with Antonis Samaras as leader and not Alexis Tsipras…..”
Today, "Bild" moved the propaganda one step forward with an article that had the tittle "Dear Greeks, don't make the mistake now...":
During his interview in Sunday's La Repubblica newspaper Mr. Shaeuble stated:
"I am confident the difficult measures decided with the government in Athens will put it on the road to recovery,»
Greece averted the immediate threat of an uncontrolled default on Friday when private creditors agreed on a bond swap that will cut the country’s public debt and clear the way for a new 130-billion euro ($170.55 billion) bailout.
Schaeuble said he was sure the best decisions possible had been taken against a backdrop of uncertainty.
“But it wasn’t easy and I cannot give a 100 percent guarantee of success,» he said.
Spain, Portugal and Cyprus were downgraded by 2 levels while Slovakia, Slovenia and Malta by one.
S & P degraded the long-term debt of nine Member States of the Eurozone due to the inadequacy of the measures taken in order to battle the systemic weaknesses of European economies.
German economy is still considered as stable. European countries that remain unchanged are: Switzerland, Sweden, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Germany and Britain .
According to German newspapers «Kronen Zeitung» and «Die Zeit», the German chancellor, in an effort to ensurethe survival of the defense industry in a period of dramatically reduced defense budgets, requires in Greece to spent huge amount of money on German defense weapons!
The information came out from sources inside the Greek Ministry of Defense. Parliament Members of the leftist party "Democraticy Aristera" Fotis Kouvelis, Thanasis Leventis and Nick Tsoukalas have submitted a question to Defense Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos on whethe these information are true.
DIE ZEIT newspaper reports multi-billion-euro weapon contracts, which will be launced when Greece receives the next € 80 billion tranche in March 2012:
As announced today by the Federal Statistical Office of the Germany the increase of immigration recorded in the first half of 2011 was tremendous!
Germany receives the largest wave of immigrants. Approximately 435,000 people who come from abroad settled in Germany in the first half of 2011 (19% more than the corresponding period of 2010). 381,000 of them were Europeans. The migration of EU citizens raised at 29%.
According to a new research on working hours in countries of the European Union, Greeks work 42.2 hours per week... more than all other Europeans. The research was conducted by the National Statistical Service of Britain for the period April-June 2011.
German people work 35.6 hours per week, French 38 hours, the British 36.3 hours, while the Irish only 35 hours.
In addition, according to the same research, full-time workers in Greece and Austria are working more hours (43.7) than workers elsewhere in the EU
As highlighted by the newspaper The Guardian, while the future of the common currency is uncertain, it is easy to indulge in stereotypes. The newspaper notes that these factors explain why the Greek citizens feel they are not responsible for the crisis.
According to Citi's Tobias Levkovich chart (November 2011) Germany and Italy (and of course France) have higher percentage of public sector employees than Greece!!
An argument that we hear again and again during the last years from our European partners, and which caused the early retirement for more than 15000 public servants a few days ago!
The voluntary Non- Government organization "Hellenic Electronic Center" has taken the initiative to collect signatures seeking the payment of the German claims in Greece for the occupation loan and the German atrocities of the SecondWorld War.
The text that accompanies the campaign is the following:
In October 1940, Greece was dragged into the Second World War by the invasion of its territory by Mussolini. To save Mussolini from a humiliating defeat, Hitler invaded Greece in April 1941.
Greece was looted and devastated by the Germans as no other country under their occupation. The International Red Cross has estimated that between 1941 and 1943 at least 300,000 Greeks died from starvation – the direct result of the plundering of Greece by the Germans. Mussolini complained to his minister of foreign affairs Count Ciano “The Germans have taken from the Greeks even their shoelaces”.
Mr. Raichenmpach during his interview for the newspaper "ETHNOS" states clearly:
"The action plan is agreed since May 2011 by the Greek authorities"
On the other hand, the Greek government in July 2011 was supporting that this was a new term of the EU in order to release the fifth installment of the loan!
Raichenmpach' s statements follow the uncovering of a secret agreement between Mr. Papandreou and Dominique Strauss-Kahn in 2009, in order to put the country in the IMF just after he wins the elections!
The former German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer has recently visited Greece to form an opinion about the current situation. What he discovered was a total "destruction" according to his interview in the German newspaper "Zeit".
"I went to Greece in order to form an opinion about the situation. It's devastating, " former minister says, and he adds:
"People without hope... like after a lost war. I can not understand why Angela Merkel has not visited Athens... You can take painful measures, but you must also give hope. Greece will not overcome the crisis by just taking painful economic measures. I can not understand why the EU does not combines the measures with a program of economic reconstruction. "
Mr. Fisher was also asked if he believes that the 17 current member countries should remain in the euro-zone and he replied:
In his interview, Mr. Schaeuble said that "In exchange for continued and more long-term assistance from the members of the euro zone, Greece will have to take tough measures and temporarily relinquish some of its sovereignty".