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Monday, 13 July 2015

A-GREEK-MENT


10.15am greek time
Eurozone Leaders made a joint statement that they had come to an agreement with Greece.  This pact with the devil will not be finalised until some of the measures are passed by the greek parliament but it seems the danger of Greece leaving the euro and Europe is passed.

Tsipras like a true politician is making this out to be a victory, having sidestepped, for the moment some even worse measures.  He has clinched a deal which will bring Greece 'to its feet and help us move forward'.

Germany has once again been described as the Third Reich .  

The comments below are  typical of what is being heard in this country.   They say it all better than me.



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Its a tough one ..... - like being trapped in a nightmare I would imagine.I've read a lot of articles on the situation from media in many countries and its clear that there is hardly a single fact the two sides or the journalists can agree on. Even estimates of the size of Greeks debt seems to vary widely. How the hell can the two parties reach agreement when no one is prepared to be open and honest about what is really happening.
It seems that even though both sides have been desperate to get an agreement their negotiating skills have been appalling and now its come down to the wire and egos on both sides are exposed and raw.
Ric the writer  - visit his website     www.ricthewriter.com
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....... this European list of demands is madness.  This goes beyond harsh into pure vindictiveness, complete destruction of national sovereignty, and no hope of relief. It is, presumably, meant to be an offer Greece can’t accept; but even so, it’s a grotesque betrayal of everything the European project was supposed to stand for.
let’s be clear: what we’ve learned these past couple of weeks is that being a member of the eurozone means that the creditors can destroy your economy if you step out of line
Can Greece pull off a successful exit? Will Germany try to block a recovery? (Sorry, but that’s the kind of thing we must now ask.)
PAUL KRUGMAN



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Aris M.     Greece
Dear Greek Government,

 The Greek people are watching aghast what is happening now in Brussels. This clearly is not a negotiation. It is a humiliating action against Greece and the Greek people.
 
 

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If you doubt how it might play on the Greek streets, consider the headline of Dimokratia, a conservative tabloid: “Greece in Auschwitz: Schauble attempts eurozone holocaust - 
Last night the eurozone leaders presented Greece with an ultimatum that shredded all vestiges of control the government has over the economy going forward, and reversed every law it has put through parliament since being elected with 36 per cent of the vote in January. - See more at: http://blogs.channel4.com/paul-mason-blog
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THE REAL GREECE.  Two photos to remind us all that life is good.  Greece is still a holiday destination which must be experienced once in your lifetime.  We're still laid back.  Those loud greek  voices aren't arguing.  They have even more to debate now.  The 'Cyprus problem' was chewed over for years by the greeks, now it will be their own prospects, the greek demise that will be gnawed like a bone and spat upon for a long long time.

My mother said 'see Delphi' (the navel of the world) and die.  She visited the site twice.  It is magnificent, built in the mountains a few hours from Athens, above a sea of olives with panoramic views of mountains, temple ruins and the harbour of Itea below.  Eagles soar on the currents of the wind.  It is the site of the seer Pithia, there are temples, a stadium, theatre and tourists buses in plenty.  This is one of the most well known tourist location.  Come to Poros and every step you take stumbles over ancient history.

Or just go for a swim, enjoy an ouzo and octopus and relax.
 
 
 
 

 
THE GIRLS ENJOYING THE SUMMER ON MONASTERY BEACH
DANAE, ELLI AND NELLI
PLAYING BACKGAMMON
 
 

MAGNIFICENT MYCENEAN BRIDGE
4,000 YEARS OLD
 ON AN ANCIENT ROAD SYSTEM BETWEEN
THE THEATRE OF
EPIDAVROS AND THE ANCIENT CITY OF MYCENAE

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