It is the generation Lost , in the Modern European Societies, for the young people who are not in employment, nor in education, nor in training.“In Greece, the Neet rate nearly doubled between 2008 and 2013″, notes the Report of the German Bertelsmann Foundation, for Social Justice in Europe, which measured that 31.6% of people in Greece between the ages of 20 and 24 are so-called Neets, meaning they are neither in employment or participating in training or further-education programmes. ”
The reported that that while Greece, along with Spain and Italy, has a comparably high GDP per capita, it performed “far worse” in the social justice index rankings, which measures performance in poverty prevention, access to education, access to the labour market, social cohesion, non-discrimination, health and intergenerational equity.
The resulting diminution of prospects for broad swathes of society represents a significant danger to the country’s political and social stability, is the same reports’ conclusions
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What's the band on Aegean?
According to the Real News Sunday Newspaper special article, on Sunday, September 14, all over the Aegean waters and on the Aegean islands, Greek programs of the local FM Radios can rarely be found on the FM band and be heard, due to Turkish- language programs that overshadow the local private owned Radio frequencies, by their obviously more powerful signal, which results to “audit” a major part of the Greek Aegean waters and islands, up to the Sounio area at Attiki Region. The reason why,… is so simple!Turkish businessmen bought the left- in- their-luck Radio-frequencies of the National Broadcast Radio and Television organization, that were nationally broadcasting as Regional Programs over Aegean for years, and they simply ise it!. The MP Vassilis Kapernaros asked officially the Parliament for that impressive “side-effect” of the National Broadcast closure by the govenrment last year, as to be replaced..... Find more on moodhackerblog, follow the enet article
“Nothing is more wonderful than the art of being free, but nothing is harder to learn how to use than freedom.”ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE, “DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA”
By this lead and this photo, Economist is picturing Greece on its special Essay
"What's gone wrong with Democracy?", on the latest edition of February 27
"During the darkest days of the euro crisis the euro-elite forced Italy and Greece to replace democratically elected leaders with technocrats" says the article
" Nor is the EU a paragon of democracy. The decision to introduce the euro in 1999 was taken largely by technocrats; only two countries, Denmark and Sweden, held referendums on the matter (both said no). Efforts to win popular approval for the Lisbon Treaty, which consolidated power in Brussels, were abandoned when people started voting the wrong way. During the darkest days of the euro crisis the euro-elite forced Italy and Greece to replace democratically elected leaders with technocrats. The European Parliament, an unsuccessful attempt to fix Europe’s democratic deficit, is both ignored and despised. The EU has become a breeding ground for populist parties, such as Geert Wilders’s Party for Freedom in the Netherlands and Marine Le Pen’s National Front in France, which claim to defend ordinary people against an arrogant and incompetent elite. Greece’s Golden Dawn is testing how far democracies can tolerate Nazi-style parties. A project designed to tame the beast of European populism is instead poking it back into life. .."
"The key to a healthier democracy, in short, is a narrower state—an idea that dates back to the American revolution..". .“The great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself” ,had said Madison. The United Nations Charter (1945) and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) established rights and norms that countries could not breach, even if majorities wanted to do so...". More, by Economist, Democracy Essay
Greeks fear Nr.1 the lack of Justice , by the National School of Public Health survey National According to the Kapa Research survey, a staggering
The implications of the crisis for Greeks’ health and access to healthcare have been previously highlighted but the concerns about the absence of justice have not been emphasised to such an extent by previous surveys. It indicates that Greeks feel there a number of injustices have been committed during the country’s fiscal adjustment, while others that existed before the crisis have not yet been addressed.
The survey was carried out for Greece’s National School of Public Health and underlined the damaging effect the crisis is having on people’s well-being.
The poll also highlighted the deteriorating access to medical help and medicines as
Above all, though, the National School of Public Health Credible survey is a reminder of the urgent need for Greece to overhaul its institutions, providing greater transparency, accountability and efficiency. It is an area that has received little attention over the last three years as the focus has fallen on getting public finances back on track.
by moodhacker, Greek to me !, December 2013
Greece slunked! ( look at the map above, by the World press
freedom index 2014 )
...The Council of Europe was barely a year old in 1950 when it affirmed the “freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers.”
In the 63 years since then, while freedom of information is occasionally abused in some European Union countries, it is repeatedly and blatantly flouted in others. This is the case in Greece, which has plunged more than 50 places in the press freedom index in the space of just five years. This is a dizzying fall for the world’s oldest democracy... More
You need freedom of Press to fight corruption
Transparency International, 2013
By Denmark being the cleanest country in the world and Spain the worst in corruption,
Anti-corruption organisation Transparency International's (TI) annual survey showed in late 2013 Greece to have made improvement against corruption, even though , Greece remains the most-corrupt country in Europe, according to the TI barometer of surveys from major international sources such as the World Bank and the Economist Intelligence unit.
" Feedom of the media was a major factor preventing corruption in northern European states. The press in Italy, Greece and Spain does not have the freedom enjoyed by those in northern European"., said TI Western Europe co-ordinator Valentina Rigamonti.
Six men, one of whom is alleged to be a member of the country's secret service, were charged on Thursday by a prosecutor with forming a gang that plotted to assassinate the prominent journalist Kostas Vaxevanis By Enet, February 28, 2014
A few days after the incident, a woman appeared at the offices of Vaxevanis' news magazine Hot Doc,claiming that she was employed by a group of EYP operatives who had rented an office at an address near HotDoc and whose aim, she explained, was to destroy Vaxevanis' reputation and then to kill him.
The woman was later taken under witness protection program and an eight-month investigation, mostly carried out by HotDoc and subsequently published, led police to the six suspects, An article on Vaxevanis' Kouti tis Pandoras website named the six defendants as KA (who it says is an EYP agent and its former espionage director) and his colleague SK, YP, YD, AK and AK
More by Enet, english edition, February28
Just kill the Aged ,Take them the money,( we need for surplus...) March 2, 2014
An incredible moral and biological abuse experienced a 90-year old Greek woman, who suffers from Alzheimer's , when police-men arrested her, for owning 5,000 euros to taxes . The 90 year old was imprisoned , and due to the "Social Wellfare Rules" of the Greek Legislation, was finally kept, not in jail, but in the Public Psychiatric Hospital, though, as an arrested criminal. The aged Greek woman has family , but nothing could be done to soothe her traumatised soul
It all started when police found her wandering in the street at dawn and led to the police station .
After checking , it was found that the elderly woman owed 5000 euros to the public so she had to be jailed . As one of her relatives mentioned Sunday morning on the TV show of Mega Channel , the 90-year woman finally moved to " Dromokaiteio .", but under the status of a prisoner . Her relatives condemned on air that the schock of this inhuman treatment for the 90 year old provoked serious mental and biological harassement to the aged Greek sufferer
Greek Communists for Ukraine:
"Fear the spurious semblance of popular revolt" ,by the lips of the credible, senior Greek Journalist Liana Kanelli , and member of the Parliament by the Communist Greek Party
on March2, 2014, while talking on air,
on the Radio show "Teddy Boys",
of Akis Pavlopoulos and Manos Niflis
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