Greek journalist Kostas Vaxevanis was arrested for revealing the list of Greeks with large deposits in Swiss banks! The list was originally sent to the Greek government by the current head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde.
Mr. Vaxevanis (the editor of the magazine Hot Doc which revealed the list) announced on his twitter account this morning that he was arrested, and that he will appear on court on Monday morning in order to set the date of his trial, on charges of violating laws relating to the privacy of personal data.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told Greece that the "tough path" of painful spending cuts will pay off, amid demonstrations by thousands of protesters in Athens in a show of anger against her visit.
Greek police issued a statement that any public gatherings and marches would be banned that time in a large area around the city center. (Follow the link to see the map below)
TROIKA isn't going to renegotiate Memorandum before its implementation!
Greece Debt Free is nonprofit, non-political and non-governmental organization that uses donations to buy Greek government bonds in international markets at prices much lower than the amount owed by the Greek government. Greece Debt Free aims to reduce the debt, helping to wipe clean the nation's slate.
As GDF's website states:
GDF is fully transparent and operates under the laws of the State of Delaware. It is subject to U.S. Charitable Foundation laws, which exclude it from political influence. It has no employees, is run by volunteers and concerned patriots, and its operating expenses are negligible.
The Greek national debt affects all of us in different ways. Understanding that Greek national debt is being bought and sold by financial speculators at prices lower that what we owe is important.
Together with Pasok party and the Democratic Left, a small party that won only 16 percent of the vote, Mr. Samaras forms a New Government.
Mr. Samaras had supported the bailout. After the May elections, in which New Democracy and Pasok suffered a drubbing while Syriza made big gains, Mr. Samaras has said he will seek to soften the deal’s terms; but soon, Mr. Samaras will be forced to make massive spending cuts to carry out the country’s “obligations” according to the Memorandum…
Syriza party stated it will fight if the new government does not repudiate the most onerous terms of Greece’s loan deals.
Meanwhile, the departmental finance minister George Zanias will represent Greece at the meeting of Eurogroup on Thursday, and Ecofin on Friday. Mr. Zanias will ask the Finance Ministers of the Euro zone for a time extension of two years to reduce the deficit (until 2016).
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras
Ministry of Interior
Minister: Euripides Stylianidis
Undersecretary: Charalambos Athanassiou (former president of the Judges Association)
After the video "I am Hellene" the actress decided to make a new video homage to Sidney Lumet's 36-year-old film "Network" (1976), which contains a very prescient view of the world as it exists today.
The parodied scene is my take on today's Eurozone crisis, and a critique on private banks taking away the sovereignty of nations like Greece and other European countries due to their predatory behavior which is ultimately paid for by the people.
Watch the video below:
Martin Stuart Feldstein (George F. Baker Professor of Economics at Harvard and also president emeritus of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) ) talked about the prospects of a Greek euro exit in an interview at Bloomberg.
He expressed the opinion that there is no specific formula that the countries can follow in order to solve their economic problems. Each country is different... and in the case of Greece and there is no solution but to exit the euro zone since the country's economy is in terrible situation that can not be fixed...
“Well, I think it would create chaos, it would create problems” says Mr. Feldstein and he adds,
“It would be better for Greece to be able to adopt a new currency, a drachma, allow the currency to fall as currencies did in East Asia and in Latin America; that would give a significant boost to growth in Greece as Greeks shift their spending to domestically produce goods and services.”
Watch the video below:
In his article in "Financial Times Deutschland", the famous economist Nouriel Roubini, who had predicted the global recession of 2008 in 2006, says that either this year or the next, Greece will be forced to go bankrupt and leave the eurozone. This will happen even if a government will finally be formed after the elections of June.
Mr. Roubini says that Greece has fallen into a vicious cycle of bankruptcy, lack of competitiveness and continuous recession.
Mr. Tsipras states that the vote of Greek people politically illegalized the Memorandum due to which Greece was led to being “the only European country in peacetime which in 2012 is now in its fifth consecutive year of deep recession”.
Read the full letter below:
A Must See Video... Watch it below:
The report has been hammered out by Alpha Bank and Rothschild, which are among the government’s consultants regarding the Greek public real estate and asset privatizations program.
It should be noted that, on September 15, 2011, the Inter-ministerial Committee for Asset Restructuring and Privatizations (ICARP) decided who the consultants (related to the privatization of public property) would be and of course their payments.... payments of millions of euros!
Within the framework of the second memorandum in June, we expect new measures required by the Troika.
The Center for Economic Research of Greece, at the behest of the government, wrote the report contained in government expenditure intended to drastically cut.
Interventions of the measures of June include the following areas:
Education - Reduction in salary of kindergarten teachers, teachers, high school professors and academics, possibly with a parallel increase in their working hours.
The creators of Debtocracy, a documentary viewed by millions of people around the world, present their new production, entitled CATASTROIKA.
They analyze the shifting of state assets to private hands. They travel round the world gathering data on privatization in developed countries and search for clues on the day after Greece’s massive privatization program.
Watch the full documentary with English subtitles below:
She decided to make a video and tries to explain that we are Hellenes and not Greeks (Greco) and try to clear aout some other misunderstandings about the people of Greece.
Watch the video below:
Mitropanos was born on April 2nd 1948 in the city of Trikala in northwest Thessaly where he lived until the age of 16. He began his musical career in 1964.
During his career worked with some of the best known Greek composers, such as Mikis Theodorakis, Stavros Xarhakos, Manos Hadjidakis, Giorgos Zampetas, Dimos Moutsis, Apostolos Kaldaras, Takis Mousafiris, Christos Nikolopoulos, Marios Tokas and Thanos Mikroutsikos and had been one of the top performers of Greek popular music for over four decades.
Ιn a symbolic movement, and based on the recent statements of the deputy PM Theodoros Pangalos (PASOK) who claimed that Greeks sell their votes during the elections, the man decided to place a sale ad for his vote at ebay.
This is the comment that the seller posted in his eBay offer:
A FEW DAYS AGO, THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE GREEK GOVERNMENT, THEODOROS PAGKALOS, SAID IN AN INTERVIEW THAT GREEK ELECTIONS VOTES ARE SOLD. WELL, I DON’T WANT TO DISAPPOINT HIM.
Student March in Memory of the Glorious Day, in 1821, when the Greek Revolution began for Emancipation from the Ottoman Empire. Nowadays, a Greek "empire" has enslaved the Greek People.