Our people are unemployed, our healthcare is in shambles but... rejoice: We have returned to the international bond markets!
For once, Greece is in trouble for the right reasons: the EU - and Greece in particular - should be concerned about the human rights situation in Iran which has been appalling since the late 1970's.
I just wish the Greek state had gone as much out of its way to protect its corrections officers as it now does to persecute them.
way to much hypocricy here from the west how about isreal?
I think it is pretty obvious that the government was seeking political gains through on over-the-top persecution (I, of course, meant prosecution) of the Golden Dawn party.
Current events prove two things:
1. The political immaturity of the Greek people swayed by the slightest breeze.
2. That a new definition of "honour" exists in Greece where underlings resign for the sins of their superiors. I am sure Mr Samaras will continue to be unfamiliar with issues that should be his responsibility but, somehow, Panagiotis Baltakos will be taken care of fulfilling his duty towards his boss.
Hear, hear! This is a first, too. My agreeing to one of your comments, that is.
... Well said, though.
sent the idiot to turkey for good let him learn Turkish ,or maybe he already does.
Had the state:
1. Kept our borders safe.
2. Kept the death penalty.
3. Never established "leaves" for criminals - who now think it's their right.
Tsironis would have been with his two children and this psychopath would have been dealt with in Albania.
Now, we have an officer needlessly dead, two children orphaned, corrections officers about to be punished and a prison population ready to riot.
Who's to blame? A decadent, over-the-top "democracy" that confuses freedom with license
Talk about ...milking consumers. I guess dairy companies are the 'big business' of Greece, running broad campaigns brainwashing consumers and getting politicians to pass some law that only benefits them (dairy folks).
For 40 years the United States have tried to impose, as a "solution" to the Cyprus crisis, an acceptance on the part of Greeks of the status quo with minute modifications.
If they truly want a real solution, pressure and sanctions must be imposed on Turkey - and Turkey alone - to move from their intransigent position.
There must not be a bi-zonal solution of any sort: people should be allowed to return to their homes. The communities can be self-governing in matters of culture but Cyprus must remain a unitary state with the same type of democracy enjoyed by the rest of the world. And it must be recognised as a free state by all - without any "rights" of intervention or invasion.
It is high time that Europe see that their interests do not coincide 100% with the United States and act accordingly.
Europe must see it was a big mistake to follow American "sanctions" against Russia: they only stand to lose.
Europe must also realise they are directly responsible for the crisis in Ukraine and quit their policy of economic subjugation of the continent.
In short: realise that European states are inter-dependent and that these interests must take precedence over any links with outside powers.
Many prisons in Europe believe in the "rehabilitation" approach, others like North America believe more in the "punishment" approach.
Which is better? probably somewhere in the middle
The mind boggles...
Looking forward to a good game. I wish Olympiacos a nice showing and a good result. I think they can move to the next round - as long as they don't play scared.
Nice of the gentleman to speak up for Europe!
And I thought he was Secretary of State only for the US...
Others - politicians and regular citizens - should take his example. If they want to vote nationalist, there is still the LAOS party of Karatzaferis that expresses their views without the rhetoric, hooliganism and bad reputation of the Golden Dawn.
The rats are abandoning the ship?
Inn't that an oxymoron? Why would a convict be on 'leave?' Especially a terrorist or anyone else who can place the public in danger?
The mind boggles...
He should be talking to the Greeks who were expelled from Turkey and the ones currently living there, to see how their "mother tongue" is respected.
Greece, keeping their quality olive oil dignity!
Let the consumers mix their own oils.
Consumers should have the option to purchase quality
olive oil if that's what they want to purchase.
Consider this, perhaps there is a rise in health problems due to too many additives or unfamiliar additions to our diets. Hence, allergies forming in people.
Look up adaptation of a species to the diet available to them through geographical location and centuries of evolution. Profit should not dictate our diets.
Excellent suggestion! No criminal should benefit from the result of his criminal activities.
If that book promotes murder and terrorism, ban it. If it is merely stating facts, allow its sale but turn over all the proceeds to the victims of Koufodinas and their families.
Yes... Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.
They benefit by removing the journalist to secure their
ventures. Ergo, my guess is that the leather jackets are on
the payroll of those in the suits.
Again, as it was said: You can only choose one master; that of money or that of God.
Once you become a victim of $, you find it very hard to see the spiritual value of keeping someone alive, esp if that someone get's in your way of securing profit or at least hiding your criminal activities relating to profit.
This extends to many facets of human activities, hence the state of global environment for the benefit of profit.
As it was said by wise old Kosmas Aitolos: In the future, man will become poor because he will lack love for nature.
Again, notice the recurring themes in human history, yet things do not change.
waive Greece's debt - or, at the very least, waive any money ("financial aid") Greece owes to Germany.
That should cover any national treasures taken and treasuries
emptied during the Nazi occupation of Greece.
I think it would settle things nicely, since compensation will not be provided by Germany.