Germany's chancellor has decided that Greece should hold a referendum on the euro together with next month's national elections! The news came from office of the Greek prime minister Panagiotis Pikrammenos who informed the leaders of the seven parliament parties on the content of the conversation between Merkel and Greek president Karolos Papoulias.
PM Pikrammenos contacted political leaders A. Samaras, Al. Tsipras, Ev Venizelos, Al. Papariga, N. Michaloliakos and F. Kouvelis and filled them in on the contents of the conversation held between the President and Chancellor Angela Merkel.
According to the statement of the prime minister's office, Mrs Merkel expressed her thoughts to the President about a referendum alongside with the Greek elections. The referendum would have to do with whether Greek citizens wish to stay in the eurozone...
Although, the meeting of the political leaders lasted more than an hour, the political leaders could not agree on a certain political figure who would become the interim PM of the country in order to lead Greece to the new elections' round.
The proposal of ND and PASOK to keep Lucas Papademos on the post was not accepted the other parties and President Papoulias decided to place judge Panagiotis Pikramenos to the position of caretaker PM.
Mr. Pikramenos was born in Athens on 1945. He studied Law at the Athens Law University and post-degree studies in Public Law in Paris.
According to the article on the Sunday edition of "To Paron” newspaper, our beloved PM paid the extortionate amount of 511 Euros for taxes to the Greek state, while his income was over 2.2 million euros!
During his term as vice president of the European Central Bank Mr.Papademos received non-taxable income of 250,000 to 311,000 Euros per year...
In addition, he received about 1,400 Euros per month as a professor at the University of Athens (also non-taxable).
The only taxable income of the Greek PM was 24,024.38 Euros, for which he paid the corresponding tax of 511 Euros..!
But the brave man, from the first moment of assuming the position of Prime Minister gave up all monetary compensation!