Germany’s insistence has reduced Greece to a condition like that of the United States at the bottom of the Great Depression, wrote Washington Post three days after Alexis Tsipras’ election on January 2015.
Stuck on a treadmill of debt repayment and anemic economic activity, Greece, Financial Times WROTEhas been reduced to a “quasi-slave economy” run “purely for the benefit of foreign creditors.”Why can’t Germany apply the lessons of its own past to today’s economic challenge?,
asks the author of Washingtn Post article Harold Meyerson on January 28 2015.
learn form your Past!
learn form your Past!
Secret Athens Report: Berlin Owes Greece Billions in WWII reparations (on April, 2013)"
The total could be enough to solve the country's debt problems,but the Greek government is wary of picking a fight with its paymaster.A panel of experts, commissioned by the Greek Finance Ministry, spent months working on the report -- an 80-page file classified as "top secret. More by Spiegel Article
No Mr. President, by the President
March 2014 German President Joachim Gauck dismissed Greek demands for Nazi-era war crimes and looting compensation in visit to Greece instead offering a fund to “remind Germans of their past”, go to the article by crashonline.
25 APRIL,2014 (ANSAmed) - ROME, APRIL 25 -
Greece's main opposition party, the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA), announced on Thursday that its candidates for May's European parliamentary elections would include historic resistance fighter and national MP Manolis Glezos.
"The German war reparations, which were never addressed by the current government, will be brought up by Manolis Glezos in the very first meeting of the European Parliament," said Tsipras in his statement.
It won't be his first term as an MEP, as he was elected for PASOK in the June 1984 European Parliament elections, a seat he resigned after only six months.
The political leadership of SYRIZA will meet again on Friday to announce formally its MEP candidates, thus confirming the last two slots following the recent turmoil caused by the candidacy of Roma activist Sabiha Suleiman. The oldest member of the outgoing EU parliament is former Italian Prime Minister Ciriaco de Mita, who turned 86 in February. 2014 .
Recent: January 22, 2015
The overwhelming truth about the Greek debt crisis is that it’s a massive distraction. Greece accounts for a mere 2% of the eurozone economy and the EU population. This doesn’t mean that Greece should be pushed around, still less pushed out of the eurozone. It means the very opposite: the crisis should be resolved, and largely on Greece’s terms.
before & now
The Picture above is launched by Deutsche Welle, one year before, showing Acropolis,( small ), on the background, and the Greek flags inverted, by the cross of the Greek flag shown as cut off .
Symbolic, isn't it ?
German soldiers and working children in Kavala, during the great famine in Greece, 1941 Unknown photographer
Released by Wikipedia January 16, 2014t
Kids singing for money on the streets of Plaka , usually overcroweded by tourists. Today , 2014
NEIN by Angela!
( April 18, 2014)
Asked by the Real News Easter Sunday 2014 Newspaper edition Angela Merckel spokesman said that his government's position is tha all issues concerning compensations from WW2 are totally and definitively resolved.
“There can be no process under which any government, or specific members thereof, such as Foreign ministers, can negotiate compensations”, added the German government spokesman. Still, the Greek government is leaking that the issue is in the final stages of being presented to Germany.More , by the Toc
File:Manolis Glezos Soviet stamp.jpg
Text at the top: "Freedom to the hero of the Greek people, Manolis Glezos!"
Text at the bottom: "40 kopecks. Postal service of the USSR."
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El Mundo, February 19, 2012
One can note four major disruptive events in modern Greek history: The
German occupation during World War II, the civil war, the military dictatorship and the financial collapse of the 2010s . Manolis Glezos has been involved in all of them.
The single event that would define Glezos happened very early in his life. the University to study Economics.
he sneaked to the top of the Acropolis hill through a cave, along with Lakis Santas, a friend and comrade. They managed to remove the Nazi flag from its pole by the Parthenon and sneak back down undetected by the guards. The symbolic On the night of May 30th, 1941, after the Germans had occupied Greece in its entirety (the last remaining bastion, the island of Crete, had just fallen), value of their gesture was enormous:
The news immediately travelled around the world and this simple act of defiance during one of the darkest periods of the war became a source of hope for embattled nations everywhere.