greece debt crisis
For one more time Greece is a champion at unemployment as according to figures released by Eurostat, the percentage of young people without job is 50.3 %.
This month the Greek supreme court has allowed public prosecutors to bring the former president of the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT), Andreas Georgiou, to court to face charges of damaging the national interest for a second time - he was acquitted at the first attempt.
A foggy lawyer of tear gas is pierced by an oncoming tank. Students cling to the gates of the polytechnic, pleading to the imposing hoard of soldiers below, "We are your brothers! We are your brothers!" The gates fall, mangled and crushed beneath the merciless tread of tank wheels.
EU needs to redesign itself as a real political union of equal members with common defense, economy, education and culture. Greek should be the official language of Europe. That would seal Europe's Greek origins and civilization.
Greece needs to become identified with a term other than the crisis, with one or more words that would signal recovery and reconstruction.
Greece finally passed its long awaited package of reforms, which follows the usual pattern. The Parliament was all too happy to raise taxes and social security contributions, but pension reform and the sale of NPLs is much less clear.