Griekenland is een klein landje, met een bevolking van 11 miljoen mensen en een BNP van nog geen 2 % van de Euro-economie. Het land heeft een schuld van 230 miljard euro en dat kan Griekenland niet betalen. De manier waarop deze miljardenschuld tot stand kwam, stinkt aan alle kanten. Zie VPRO-Tegenlicht uit 2012. Na 5 jaar van strenge bezuinigingen is de economie van Griekenland met 25 % gekrompen. Meer bezuinigingen leiden tot een verder krimpende economie. De kans dat Griekenland ooit zijn schulden kan terugbetalen, wordt dan steeds kleiner. Toch eist de Troika nog meer bezuinigingen!

Het is nog de vraag of Griekenland zich nieuwe bezuinigingen laat opdringen, of dat het land verkiest om uit de eurozone te stappen. Beide beslissingen leiden tot armoede! Omdat Griekenland ook nog lid is van de NATO (er ligt een grote NATO-basis op Kreta), eist de VS dat Griekenland lid blijft van de eurozone. Men is bang dat Griekenland zich zal afkeren van het vrije wilde Westen en zich zal aansluiten bij de BRICS. Hoewel Griekenland slechts een klein landje is, blijkt de uitkomst van deze “Griekse economische crisis” bepalend voor het evenwicht van heel Europa en de NATO.

Threats and Bullying, But Greece Stood Firm

By Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage tells Alex Tsipras: “Your moment has come -lead the Greek people out of the euro with your head held high”. “Get back your democracy; get back control of your country. Give your people the leadership and the hope that they crave.”

European Parliament, Staatsburg, 8 July 2015

Farage tegen Tsipras: ‘Het moment is daar: pak uw land terug’ (Nederlands ondertiteld)

Nigel Farage, leider van de UK Independence Party (UKIP), co-voorzitter van de Europa voor Vrijheid en Directe Democratie (EVDD)-groep in het Europees Parlement

CrossTalk: EU Fiasco? duurt 24 minuten.

Gepubliceerd op 10 jul. 2015

Quagmire and fiasco are only two words to describe the condition of the European Union and the eurozone after the democratic choice of the Greek people. In the end the IMF’s crisis-mongering strategy failed and the Brussels leadership completely miscalculated. So-called Western values are lying in tatters.

The Greeks and the future of United Europe duurt 27 minuten.

Gepubliceerd op 10 jul. 2015

Mr.Panagiotis Sotiris, a well-known Greek politician and political analyst, discusses at Pravda.Ru studio the results of the Greek referendum, the Paneuropean Anti-EU Conference that was held in Athens in the end of June and the balance of political forces in Greece.

Toegift: Professor Davis Harvey in 2012 over Griekenland:


Gepubliceerd op 18 mei 2012

The question of should Greece default on its Debt is not the real question. The real question is when? With massive unemployment, riots on the streets almost every other week as the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, one doesn’t have to be a genius to answer. But hear it from distinguished professor of economics David Harvey.

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10 Reacties op “Griekenland en de toekomst van Europa”

  • Groene Wolf:
    Terwijl de armoede en de werkloosheid in Europa toenemen blijven de Brusselse grootgraaiers hun zakken vullen. Walgt u daar ook zo van? Steun dan deze actie.

  • Boudine:

    Agreement over Greek crisis reached – EC President

    Het Griekse parlement moet dat nog wel even goedkeuren!

    Goldman Sachs could face lawsuit for helping hide Greek debt – report

    Dan treffen ze een schikking, waarbij de een fractie van de winst betalen als boete en geheimhouding bedingen!

    Zie ook: ‘Goldman Sachs fraudeerde met Nederlands pensioengeld’

    Deel I ‘Schatrijk van uw pensioenpremie’ van Zwarte Zwanen wordt maandagavond uitgezonden, het tweede deel ‘De perverse prikkels blijven’ dinsdagavond. De reeks is een vervolg op een eerdere docu ‘Zwarte Zwanen: gokken met uw pensioenpremie’ die Grimbergen in 2013 over de pensioenwereld maakte. ,,Daar is zoveel materiaal blijven liggen dat we nu verder zijn gaan spitten.”

  • Boudine:

    De democratie die begon in Griekenland, eindigt in Griekenland!

    Ingrid, ik pak even een quote van jouw link:

    The Troika And The Five Families

    The people here in Greece are being forced to pay for years for something they were never a part of, and that they never profited from. The profits all went to a corrupt elite. And if there’s one thing Don Corleone could tell you, it’s that that’s a bad business model. Because it leads to war, to people being killed, to unrest, and all of that is bad for business.

    I must admit, I thought the Germans were smarter than this. They’re not. That much is overly obvious now. No matter what happens next, deal or no deal on Greece, and that’s by no means a given yet, don’t let the headlines fool you, no matter what happens, Germany loses.

    It’s not just about Greece, it’s about the whole EU. The Troika thinks that by scaring the living daylights out of the periphery, its power will increase. They even think it’ll work with France. Good luck with that. They’ll be facing Marine Le Pen soon, and Podemos, and M5S, and these antics will not work on them.

    I guess the main thing here is that Don Corleone was not a psychopath or sociopath, and that’s more than you can say for Schäuble and Dijsselbloem and Juncker and their ilk. These people simply lack the social skills to lead any organization, because all they understand is power and force, and that is simply not enough. While brute force may look attractive and decisive and all, in the end it will be their undoing.

    Er is een plunderdeal met Griekenland

    En nog wat MUST READs:

    Yanis Varoufakis Full Transcript: Our Battle to Save Greece

    The Problem of Greece is Not Only a Tragedy: It is a Lie

    By John Pilger

    July 14, 2015 “Information Clearing House” – ” An historic betrayal has consumed Greece. Having set aside the mandate of the Greek electorate, the Syriza government has willfully ignored last week’s landslide “No” vote and secretly agreed a raft of repressive, impoverishing measures in return for a “bailout” that means sinister foreign control and a warning to the world.

    Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has pushed through parliament a proposal to cut at least 13 billion euros from the public purse – 4 billion euros more than the “austerity” figure rejected overwhelmingly by the majority of the Greek population in a referendum on 5 July.

    These reportedly include a 50 per cent increase in the cost of healthcare for pensioners, almost 40 per cent of whom live in poverty; deep cuts in public sector wages; the complete privatization of public facilities such as airports and ports; a rise in value added tax to 23 per cent, now applied to the Greek islands where people struggle to eke out a living. There is more to come.

    US Military Coup for Euro Meltdown?

    By Finian Cunningham

    July 14, 2015 “Information Clearing House” – “Sputnik” – The capitulation of the Greek government to Berlin-led finance capital is a daunting watershed moment. It marks the “disciplining” of the wider European electorate under corporatist financier rule. What is happening in Greece is a forerunner for other European Union states.

    In that event, widespread social unrest can be expected.

    The rapid expansion of American military forces across Europe over the past year has invoked the pretext of “defending” NATO allies from alleged Russian aggression. But an altogether different contingency is that Washington is preparing for a military coup in Europe – in the wake of economic collapse stemming from the Greek debt crisis.

    We Are All Greeks Now

    By Chris Hedges

    The Greeks and the U.S. working poor endure the same deprivations because they are being assaulted by the same system—corporate capitalism. There are no internal constraints on corporate capitalism. And the few external constraints that existed have been removed. Corporate capitalism, manipulating the world’s most powerful financial institutions, including the Eurogroup, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the Federal Reserve, does what it is designed to do: It turns everything, including human beings and the natural world, into commodities to be exploited until exhaustion or collapse. In the extraction process, labor unions are broken, regulatory agencies are gutted, laws are written by corporate lobbyists to legalize fraud and empower global monopolies, and public utilities are privatized. Secret trade agreements—which even elected officials who view the documents are not allowed to speak about—empower corporate oligarchs to amass even greater power and accrue even greater profits at the expense of workers. To swell its profits, corporate capitalism plunders, represses and drives into bankruptcy individuals, cities, states and governments. It ultimately demolishes the structures and markets that make capitalism possible. But this is of little consolation for those who endure its evil. By the time it slays itself it will have left untold human misery in its wake.

    The Greek government kneels before the bankers of Europe begging for mercy because it knows that if it leaves the eurozone, the international banking system will do to Greece what it did to the socialist government of Salvador Allende in 1973 in Chile; it will, as Richard Nixon promised to do in Chile, “make the economy scream.” The bankers will destroy Greece. If this means the Greeks can no longer get medicine—Greece owes European drug makers 1 billion euros—so be it. If this means food shortages—Greece imports thousands of tons of food from Europe a year—so be it. If this means oil and gas shortages—Greece imports 99 percent of its oil and gas—so be it. The bankers will carry out economic warfare until the current Greek government is ousted and corporate political puppets are back in control.

    Greece Greece Is a Mirror Pointing South: An Anti-Neoliberal Playlist

  • Boudine:

    Voor wie het nog steeds niet heeft begrepen:

    Deal reached to keep Greece in Eurozone: What’s next?

    Gepubliceerd op 13 jul. 2015

    Greece will be going back to heavy austerity measures as a result of the newest reforms meant to prevent an exit from the Eurozone. However, the deal features many points similar to those the Greek people voted down in a referendum only a week earlier. ‘Boom Bust’ producer Edward Harrison, who was in Athens during the referendum vote, speaks to RT’s Simone Del Rosario about the deal and Greece’s economic future.

    “GREEK CRISIS : The Real Causes duurt een uur en 15 minuten.

    Gepubliceerd op 17 mei 2012

    Greek Crisis : The Real Causes and possible solutions which are hidden from the public is a documentary that was produced in Greece at the end of 2011 and the subsequent resignation of Prime Minister George Papandreou.

  • Boudine:

    Greece: Sound and Fury Signifying Much

    By Paul Craig Roberts

    July 15, 2015 “Information Clearing House” – All of Europe, and insouciant Americans and Canadians as well, are put on notice by Syriza’s surrender to the agents of the One Percent. The message from the collapse of Syriza is that the social welfare system throughout the West will be dismantled.

    The Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has agreed to the One Percent’s looting of the Greek people of the advances in social welfare that the Greeks achieved in the post-World War II 20th century. Pensions and health care for the elderly are on the way out. The One Percent needs the money.

    The protected Greek islands, ports, water companies, airports, the entire panoply of national patrimony, is to be sold to the One Percent. At bargain prices, of course, but the subsequent water bills will not be bargains.

    This is the third round of austerity imposed on Greece, austerity that has required the complicity of the Greeks’ own governments. The austerity agreements serve as a cover for the looting of the Greek people literally of everything. The IMF is one member of the Troika that is imposing the austerity, despite the fact that the IMF’s economists have said that the austerity measures have proven to be a mistake. The Greek economy has been driven down by the austerity. Therefore, Greece’s indebtedness has increased as a burden. Each round of austerity makes the debt less payable.

    A New Versailles Treaty is Haunting Europe

    By Yanis Varoufakis

    Greek MPs approve reforms for new EU bailout

    Gepubliceerd op 15 jul. 2015

    Greek lawmakers approve tough reforms, to secure a controversial third bailout as chaos breaks out in central Athens. An overwhelming majority of Greek MPs voted in favor of the reform package, with 229 voting ‘Yes,’ 64 voting ‘No’ and 6 abstaining.

    Keiser Report: Lethal Bloodlettings for Greece duurt 12 minuten. De tweede helft gaat over bit-coin.

    Gepubliceerd op 14 jul. 2015

    In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss what Lord Byron’s infamous debt problems and his death by bloodletting can teach us about the Greek debt situation.

  • Groene Wolf:
    Vandaag grote demonstratie steunbetuiging aan het Griekse volk en tegen TTIP

  • mr.drs.Bou:

    Yanis Varoufakis: How The Greek People’s Magnificent “No” Became “Yes” duurt 16 minuten.

  • mr.drs.Bou:

    Intervention Varoufakis entière Nuit Debout 16 avril

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