Agony in Athens, by the gov and the folk, for the sent to Brussels formulated reform list which will be discussed Tuesday afternoon. No Plan B for Greece’s exit said Moscovici

Greece-out-euThe aknowledgement that Greece’s people have suffered the harsh, for the nation’s survival, humanitarian crisis  that Memorandum agreements and Memorandum Greek governments imposed to the folk during the last five years, is the main core of Greece’s bridge, the eurozone’s acceptance, the new governments’ elections results , and the new contribution of Greece to its european counterparts from now on, even though the opposition parties in Greece insist, still, unambiguously, to ignore that the populations’ trauma is for the first time on the euro table to be accepted and discussed .

In Brussels a euro zone official said the “content of the letter will not be a surprise” to the euro zone and therefore the Tuesday submission was not a major issue. Greece has said it was working closely with its euro zone partners in drawing up the list.

Germany has insisted earlier that any extra spending on Athens’s list of reforms had to be offset by savings or higher taxes.

Athens has stressed the reforms would at least be decided by Greeks, in contrast to the austerity policies dictated by foreign creditors since they bailed out the country in 2010.

The measures on the list

The measures will include tackling what the new Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras calls Greece’s “humanitarian crisis” – hardship created during years of economic depression – while dealing with tax arrears and bad loans, and ending the foreclosure of primary homes, the official said. They will also crack down on tax evasion, smuggling and corruption, and the restructure the public sector.

The list will also include parts of the government’s “Thessaloniki programme” which in total envisages spending of 1.8 billion euros over a full year on relief measures such as free electricity and meals for the poor, while raising 3 billion from steps such as collecting tax arrears.


Pierre Moscovici: No Plan B for Greece’s exit

The European Union Commission wants Greece to stay in the eurozone and is not reviewing a ‘Plan B’ on the country’s exit from the monetary union,

EU Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said Monday, February 22, on a TV interview.

“I banned even reviewing such a plan, there is no plan B. Generally when there is a Plan B, it means we don’t believe in the Plan A anymore,” Mr. Moscovici said, in an interview with French TV station France 2.

Mr. Moscovici said the Greek government must fulfill commitments made by the prior administration and make proposals that are financially sustainable.

Jucker’s contribution to the Bridge

Speaking to German Wirstschaftswoche some days earlier, Jucker said that he has taken up initiative to mediate between Greece and the Eurogroup and achieve an extension of the existing program to bridge the time until summer.

“I work together with the President of the Euro Group Jeroen Dijsselbloem to achieve an extension of the existing program to bridge the time until summer. Until then, we should be able to agree with the new government in Athens on a new reform- and growth-program for Greece.”

Juncker, also, as everyone of the eurozone’s part didn’t forget to underline that “Greece has to fulfill all financial obligations to the European and international partners” and stressing that  “this has to be the basis of any new agreement.”

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Hey, Germany! We are all now ‘Zorbas the Greeks’ !!!….


Like a toxic poison targeted to wither any healthy cell of a remained,-destroyed,-garden before it can breathe, Germany enjoyed showing once again its hideous face to Greece, and shamelessly to the whole world.

As like envying whatever human hope means, or any single relief smile, the latest  Germany’s approach to the poor Greeks managed, indeed, to freeze our hearts on the last days, mainly by shocking the Greek folk , and also some millions other Europeans, of what European solidarity does not, finally, mean .

Yes, we can dream . Yes, it took us only some hours and a couple of days to look with hope our world and the sky, despite the gangrenous degenerative disease which brought the loans and scandals to the tiny Greece, imposing thourougly the shade of a tiggerish sudden death.

But we didn’t die after five years as a nation, even if some thousands Greeks did. From hunger, or from daily, constant anxiousness for main survival needs, despair for watching their lives ruined, and basically from the haircut of our hope.

It is the extremely critical day today, depended on the Germany’s will to be more or less mean. More or less humanitarian, let’s say towards the of a country and a folk as a whole, who basically ask for some care of the soul of the common Greek, who is , the common European of today and tomorrow, asTsipras and his government insist to remind.

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But if you make a walk around the cities of Greece, especially today, that we celebradate traditionally the Clean Monday, you will see quite a lot of Greeks dancing. Indians call it the dance of the rain, – “and they keep dancing and praying util it rains…”-. We Greeks call it syrtaki, Zibeikiko , or whatever you name it .

But sure, it will remind you the Zorba the Greek, a brilliant New Europe article wrote . Indeed, the attitude of the Greeks is now very similar to that of Alexis Zorbas who was happily dancing while watching his house burning. When he was asked why he was so happy, dancing while his house was in flames, he said, “I have never seen such a catastrophe in my life.”

This is the way the Greeks feel now and instead of trying to make them change their attitude, it would be better to realize that at this point the Greeks do not care less what may happen to them or to Europe and thus, intelligent Europeans, should work for damage control.

     Zorba the greek (2)Have a look on the polls, and you may get a good idea of what this kind of Greek psychosynthesis might mean :

73% of Greeks today consider Alexis Tsipras as the  most appropriate  Prime Minister , and only a 12% cosnider as that Antonis Samaras ( who according to the “well-cooked” pre-election polls was coming by far The most appropriate on polls, up to the last moment before the election that brought Alexis’ smashing success), according to latest poll announced yesterday, and published by the Newspaper Avgi.

80 percent of the Greeks approve they way the Greek government deals with the lenders, EU, IMF and ECB, according to an earlier, public opinion poll which was conducted on 12-17 February, in the time period SYRIZA was negotiating with the Eurogroup partners, and one day after Greece rejected the Dijsselbloem draft on February 16th 2015..

  • 81% considers the image of the new government in dealing with lenders as “positive”, 11% as “negative”.
  • 75% has a ‘positive opinion’ for Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis.
  • 86% of Greeks have a “feeling of “national pride”, 13% do not.
  • 64% thinks “the country in in the right direction”, 20% think “country in the wrong direction”. Before the elections ‘right direction” was 21% and 74% “wrong direction”.
  • 49% considers that the economic situation “will get better” and 15% “will get worse”. Before the elections the figures were 17% and 39% respectively.
  • 83% reject the Memorandum of Understanding (bailout program). 6% favors the MoU for the debt repayment
  • 79% asks from the government “to make a deal with lenders to pay back smaller part of the debt.”
Andreas Papandreou,  the beloved Prime Minister of the Greeks, 1981-1995, dancing a Zembekiko in style of Alexis Zorbas. Thryllic event on the media by that times ...( not even color tv did not exist)

Andreas Papandreou, the beloved Prime Minister of the Greeks, 1981-1995, dancing a Zembekiko in style of Alexis Zorbas. Thryllic event on the media by that times …( not even color tv did not exist)

  • 82% have negative opinion for Germany:

Merkel 82% “negative”/ 16% “positive”,

Schaeuble 81% “negative”/ 15% “positive”.

  • USA 51%,
  • Russia 68%,
  • France 61%
  • Barack Obama 72%
  • Vladimir Putin 70%

    traditional fest of Clean Monday, Athens, 1950

    traditional fest of Clean Monday, Athens, 1950

70 % of schoolchildren fainting , οr crave food in Greece . Thank you Europe , this your growth…

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A more than worring in results serious survey has been conducted on schoolchildren in Greece by the  Prolepsis Institute of Preventive Medicine, Environmental and Occupational Health, following the multiple complaints of the Greek teachers around the country, –especialy in Attika region which holds almost one third of the whole Greek population- that

the number  of children who are noticed by the teachers arriving  to school on an empty stomach, and often fainting during schooltime, is augmenting day by day,

according to the survey data, released on February 11th. The organization which is run by the professor of Athens University Athena Linou,  polled pupils at 64 schools in Athens and found that

25% of the children’s families were suffering from hunger

60% were suffering from food insecurity, i.e. they do not get enough food.

In 61 % of cases, one of the two parents had no income at all (salary or pension).

17% of the families have no income at all.

22% of the familes have 3 or more children.

11% of the children were not covered by social security.

7% of the families had electricity outage for more than a week during 2014.

3% of the families had no electricity during the time the survey was conducted.

The survey was conducted by the Prolepsis Institute among pupils at 64 schools in Athens. Together with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Prolespis feeds daily 15,520 pupils.

Half of them live under poverty line, while almost 60% of them live below the reasonable living expenses.

A total of 1,053 applications have been submitted for inclusion in the Prolepsis & Niarchos foundation program. The applications correspond to 152,397 students. Only 10% of the pupils benefit from the meals-providing program.

According to 2011 consensus, 664,046 people live within the boundaries of Athens Municipality, while 3,753,783 people live in the broader Metropolitan area.

Dramatic situation across Greece

Equally dramatic is the situation in other parts of the country.

According to 42,727 questionnaires filled by parents of  school students in 23 prefectures of the country:

54% of the families experience food insecurity

21% of the families experience hunger.

In 40% of families, one of the parents had no income,

while in 13% of the families no both parents had no income.

“The socioeconomic crisis is unfortunately leaving its mark on the most vulnerable group: the children,” said Prolepsis chief Athina Linou.

sissitia-sta-sxoliamathites-sxoleia-asitia-660x330     cf80ceb1ceb9ceb4ceb9ceb1Dimitris Mariolis from the Teachers’ Association of “Ampelokipoi” , which is at the center of Athens,  to a specific case of a school pupil “who had not eaten for two days.” Last week, teachers complained for one more time about pupils who faint in the class room due to starvation. The issue of children going hungry was raised for one more time during a meeting of the Municipality of Athens with representatives of school teachers unions.                                               

Anna Diamantopoulou, the iron Minister of Education of the Memorandum period , derived from  Kostas Simitis close poitical team, (and scandalous political years), who refuted during 2011 any complaint for schildren fainting at schools. After four years hunger among schoolschildren has "touched" the schocking number of 70%. Europe daoes still ignore that . Volia the Europe of growth!

Anna Diamantopoulou, the iron Minister of Education of the Memorandum period , derived from Kostas Simitis close poitical team, (and scandalous political years), who refuted during 2011 any complaint for schildren fainting at schools. After four years hunger among schoolschildren has “touched” the schocking number of 70%. Europe daoes still ignore that . Volia the Europe of growth!

The original Eurogroup statement text , just published. It is a historical moment for both Europe and Greece

            400x225  “The Greek authorities have expressed their strong commitment to a broader and deeper structural reform process aimed at durably improving growth and employment prospects, ensuring stability and resilience of the financial sector and enhancing social fairness. The authorities commit to implementing long overdue reforms to tackle corruption and tax evasion

Here is the original text

Eurogroup statement on Greece

  • published on
  • 20/02/2015
  • 21:00 Brussels time

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Alexis, change it all! Tsipras phenomenon chokes the German austerity, which “is chocking the eurozone”



In Rome, thousands of Italians marched on Saturday calling on the Eurozone to “Give Greece a Chance”.

On Sunday protests took place in London, Madrid and other European cities, but also continents, -USA -Australia & Canada-  demanding the Greek Breath of Dignity

Angela Merkel’s conservatives in Hamburg, on Sunday, we underline, suffered the worst election result since WWII Anti-euro Alternative for Germany (AfD) party looked set to win its first seats in a regional assembly in west of the country, by the CDU loss of 22 percentage points in the election – one of its worst ever regional results. Looking more closely,


Greece, Ireland, Spain, Italy and Hungary were the EU member states where poverty and social exclusion increased the most during the economic crisis, according to the European Commission’s Annual Review on employment and social developments in 2014

As regards Greece, in particular,

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Yes, Troika insulted the Greeks’ dignity, confessed officially Jean Claude Junkcker


The Greek SYRIZA MEP Dimitris Papadimoulis reproduced via Twitter the statements of Jean-Claude Juncker saying that the Troika has insulted the dignity of the Greeks

The President of the European Commission said that the Troika insulted the dignity of the people of Greece, Portugal and Spain, stressing that such approach is “undemocratic” and noting that “there were mistakes made”. J.C. Juncker added that the talks should be conducted on an equal level within Europe, explaining that ministers should speak with ministers, not officials, but added that the Troika should continue its work and adding that  noting that the European Commission will examine this issue
“Juncker: ‘The Troika insulted the dignity of the Greeks. Ministers must talk to ministers. Not with employees’,” wrote Mr. Papadimoulis late Wednesday on his twitter account .
 A twit…

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John Kerry called to express support, White House standing by Greece’s efforts, step-by-step

On the peak of the negotiations for the poor Greece, while Greece was trying to position itself on a fair play on the euro table,  the Obama administration has leapt to the defence of Greece, warning Germany and European creditors.

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The US deputy-national security adviser said the eurozone authorities had imposed the main burden of adjustment on the weaker deficit states and should do more to accept their share of responsibility for the euro crisis.

Mrs Atkinson described Europe’s insistence on structural reform rather than stimulus as a false dichotomy since one compliments the other. “You need both,” she said, arguing that a culture of “reverse fiscal dominance” had taken hold as countries become overly alarmed by debt burdens

“They have asymmetric rules. They need to make it socially fairer,” she said.

The US administration does not share the widespread view in Europe that there is little risk of contagion if the European Central Bank cuts off liquidity support for the Greek banking system and forces the country out of the euro, the Telegraph underlines in its recent article .


Late Saturday night, on February 14th, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called  the Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs in Athens, Nikos Kotzias in light of the recent Minsk agreement, but to openly express also the support of the U.S. for the success of the efforts of Greece with its European partners, to find a mutually acceptable programme for exiting the crisis.

Since the early moments of Tsipras election, there has been a buzz on the “mediator role” the White house had announced its intention to play. The   Washington-based Greek journalist Michalis Ignatiou had wrote: “The White House intents to assume the role of mediator in order to solve the differences between Greece and its European partners.

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The White House representative received the following question, Ignatiou’s article wrote: “This week, the Greek government is holding talks with the Europeans. Yesterday, the White House issued a statement regarding the United States President’s conversation with the new Greek Prime Minister. What is the White House reaction to the new Greek government’s statement that it will not work with the IMF and the European lenders to lengthen the repayment?”

The White House spokesperson replied as follows:

“I have no particular reaction to that statement. In general, I can say that the President telephoned Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras earlier this week, because as you know, the US is working closely with the EU and the Greeks for many years in an attempt to resolve the economic and financial instability we have seen in Europe. And therein, this instability has implications and consequences on both the United States and the global economy. Therefore, we will continue to work closely with the European Union, and that means working with the new Greek government, trying to resolve these differences and restore Greece, Europe and the global economy to growth and prosperity, because ultimately this will be to the best interest of the US economy.”

Concering the recent Greece’s position on the sanctions to Russia,   State Department spokesperson Jennifer had said on January 30:

“I do not think we’re at the point of concerns” when she was questioned whether there is any concern of the US government about the Greek new government ‘s posistion for Ukraine, regarding the “unity of the EU, especially in relation to the penalties for Ukraine “.
“The new Greek government, I would say, is only a few days old, and obviously”, she said, we expect to have talks with a number of countries. There have been as you know in the past, talks and discussions about what is beneficial or not for the decisions taken with regard to the EU sanctions. So, this is not unusual, “added the spokesman of the US FM. Ms. Psaki, “However”, she stated, “the discussions on the European Union sanctions against Russia ‘are made within the EU “.

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The head of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde last week , after her first meeting with Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis praised the knowledge and competency of the Greek officials. She said they had an excellent talk with the Finance Minister.

“They are competent, intelligent, they’ve thought about their issues. We have to listen to them. We are starting to work together and it is a process that is starting and is going to last a certain time,” Lagarde told reporters on entering the  meeting of euro zone finance ministers devoted to Greece, Wednesday February 11th


Sweet Merkel smiles! Technical solution means a political one, says Tsipras


Alexis Tsipras’ commitment to the Greeks that Greece is seeking a new deal with its bailout creditors that would not condemn Greeks battered by five bitter years of income cuts, tax hikes and record job losses “to a lifetime of misery”, seems to remain unsheakable.

“We didn’t come to Brussels like the bad student who didn’t do his homework. We came here as Euro-partners, asking for a more fair solution , you have to hear us, and we will hear you, too ” If we come up with a technicla solution, ther will be a political one, said Tsipras .

Alexis said on his press briefing after the eurogroup Thursday . It was the first time he met Angela Merkel, who expecting that meeting, as she had said . She smiled to him repeatedly

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The markets, smiled on Friday , as well

Even though a compromise on Greece has not been secured, investors feel more confident that an agreement will be reached. Greek bonds and stocks are continuing yesterday’s strong recovery, reports the Forex market  Friday 13th,

explaining that with Greek bonds and stocks continuing to recover, investor sentiment is positive for an agreement to be reached between Greece and the EU.


“Technical discussions are under way between Greece and the official creditors (ECB, IMF, and EU), but the fact that they are not called the Troika illustrates the face-saving efforts underway.”

“Previously, the Eurogroup head indicated that February 16 was the deadline for an agreement on the grounds that some national parliaments need to approve any new deal.”

“However, the pendulum of market sentiment has swung away from Grexit, and even if a new agreement is not fully agreed to, progress will likely be reported that will keep sentiment intact.”

The top story remains Greece

“You make compromises when the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. Germany is ready for that, but you also have to say that Europe’s credibility depends on us sticking to the rules and that we deal with each other in a reliable way.”

Behind-the-scenes negotiations resumed in Brussels hours after euro-area finance ministers failed to reach a joint conclusion. The Greek side and euro-area experts are due to meet in Brussels tomorrow to discuss the way ahead as they try to reach a common point.

The Greek side totally rejects any term of extension to the Program, for which Angela Merkel said she is ooking forward in her statements after meeting with Tsipra, while the Reuters wrote early Friday , February the13th that the two parts “struggle to decide  whether to call the arrangement an extension, a new program or a bridge deal, officials said.

Merkel had come to the table ready to compromise, after her meeting with Obama ,as one can guess .Again , we do not know what  the exact discussion of  the two leaders, Obama and Merkel behid the scenes  might have been,


Over in Washington DC, Angela Merkel has told reporters that “what counts” is the plan that Greece brings to the eurogroup meeting on Wednesday night.

But Merkel did-  definitely- notice inbetween the two days, the key word growth , that kept popping up latest , both from the US Presidents’ message for Greece and the Greek Prime ministers’ message some hours before she exchanged with the young Greek leader  smiles and her first handshake

“Europe can bridge differences and bridge the solutions In Greece we feel it’s time to change the message of politics, to slap corruption of the oligarchans and bring back the growth agenda and return to the path of social unity and solidarity.”

had said Alexis Tsipras some hours before, after his  meeting in Brussels with the Belgian Prime Minister

Belgian PM Michel poses with his Greek counterpart Tsipras ahead of a meeting in Brussels  Belgian PM Michel welcomes Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis and Prime Minister Tsipras in Brussels

“The Belgian Prime Minister is younger than me I would like to thank him , he have so much in commons , and return to our common house in Europe  , the house of social justice and growth”, he added

Yanis VaroufakIS  had said on earlier days that it is Greece’s  Fate to say the No to Greece’s austerity , and actually, it fell to him to say the first NO, when holding talks with Eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem, by  rejecting , on the fifth day of Alexis’ government the extension of Greece’s €240bn (£180bn) bail-out programme, which came with tough austerity measures.

           Eurogroup President Dijsselbloem looks at Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis and IMF Managing Director Lagarde during an extraordinary euro zone Finance Ministers meeting in Brussels

              Find more on the Historical No of the Greeks that changed the world back on 1940 on our earlier article

Greece’s demand on Germany’s World WarII dept “rebuffed” , the German Press wrote


Germany rejects WWII Reparations, but Greece has a €162-billion argument

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias took the Greek claim of  World War II Reparation from Germany in his jacket pocket when he visited Berlin for talks with his counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Tuesday.

“In my inside pocket, I’ve got that part of the speech from the prime minister who addressed the issue (of reparations),” Kotzias said putting one hand into his jacket, during a joint press conference with Steinmaier.

Greek FM was immediately rebuked by German FM.

“We are firmly convinced that all reparations issues, including forced loans, are judicially settled once-and-for-all,” Steinmaier replied after having said that Berlin was fully aware of its political and moral responsibility for the “terrible events” in Greece between 1941 and 1944 when Nazi German troops occupied Greece


Greek Foreign Minister Takes War Reparations Claim to Berlin, Gets Rebuffed

Greek Foreign Minister Takes War Reparations Claim to Berlin, Gets Rebuffed
The Greek foreign minister took his government’s claim for World War Two reparations direct to Berlin on Tuesday and received a clear rebuke from his German counterpart. On Sunday, Greece’s new leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, in his first major speech to parliament, ruled out any extension of its 240 billion Euro international bailout and pledged to seek war reparations from Germany.

Germany owes Greece a debt

Since June Germany’s ducking of the war reparations issue makes its attitude to the current Greek debt crisis somewhat hypocritical
What is truly strange, however, is the brevity of Germany’s collective memory,  the article empahsized.

Having footed the resulting massive bill, after the second world war the Americans imposed the London debt agreement of 1953 on their allies, an exercise in debt forgiveness to Germany on the most generous terms.
Tspiras, a former Communist, lost no time after his election victory in laying flowers at a memorial near Athens where dozens of Greek leftists were executed by German occupation troops in 1944.

Nearly 70 years after the end of World War II, the question of reparations has lost legitimacy,” a German finance ministry spokesman said recently.

The issue of wartime reparation claims over Germany’s four-year occupation of Greece, which ruined the country financially and left thousands dead, has complicated relations between Athens and Berlin for decades.

Greece’s occupation by the Nazis from 1941 was one of the most bloody in Europe, with Hitler’s forces rampaging, pillaging and shooting, and encountering a nation that fiercely resisted., The AFP  reminded on February 7 th, 2015


Just before German reunification in 1990, the two former Germanys signed a treaty with the Allies, considered as the formal end of World War II.

Although the document, which was approved by Greece among others, was not officially termed a peace treaty, for Berlin it effectively drew a line under possible future claims for war reparations.

Not so, though, for former resistance icon Manolis Glezos, who has been pressing for Germany to settle up for decades.

The issue has a “political and moral dimension”, says the nonagenarian who, at the age of 18, took down the Nazi flag from atop the Acropolis.

It’s a lean life ,Greeks, but a life with Pride…. Alexis , by a tear, on his first smashing appearance in Palriament presenting the govt. Plan

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Alexis let a tear appear on his face on his Premiere in the Greek Parliament as a Prime Minster, presenting his Government Plan. A plan for the Pride, as he said.

One could “tag” Alexis Tsipras Left Government Plan as a

“Glasnoste, … and Emergency Response combination” A strategy plan to respond to a community- in- crisis prioritising on the needs of the more vulnerable ones first, and escalating these priorities according to the Urgent societies. A Plan, finally, that is a Crisis & Emergency Response Plan.

and on the same moment, a Plan designed to transform the deficiencies and malpractises of the state to an “open- source- fair” community aimed to apply, finally  in this country, the so violated social justice.

That’s the new reality for Greece’s next day, just described, in steps by Alexis Tsipras ,who was more confident today than ever.

“We will not Sell our Greece” Alexis said, while presenting a what he called an Emergency Relief Program for the austerity hit part of the population- (that is extensive in numbers-,) and on the same time a strict approach to the privileged and the rich of nowadays people in Greece, which are called to pay definitely more, more equitable, and more transparently, for now and yesterday.

Auctions of the first residence of any household are not allowed, since now, said the Prime Minister, providing the immediate relief to some million Greeks, which are going sleep today, (after years, some of them) happily eased.This is definitely a smile on the face of the hurted Greeks, and they are many, on this time speaking

Alexis obviously soothed the hearts of the Greeks today, but he was empathetic on a maximum level, with a clear heart to the Greeks, and Greece, and a clear glance in his eyes. Concluding his speech, he could not hold some few tears.

Proudly describing every part of his program, the Prime Minister emphasized the built up of a solidarity response in the community, form Politicians to the people and from the people-to-people  interaction chain  

A slap on the face of oligarchs, of the media owners also, of the National Intelligence Agency employees. It is clearly a Radical program, and a Soothing one as well .

“We make our dream come true. A reality”,were among his first words.

“We have a realistic Program, we have a Strategic for negotiations, we have no obligations but just one: bringing back the dignity to the Greek people’s everyday life. We keep high our Pride.”

Two weeks after storming to power, Alexis announced to the Greek MPs , but primarily to the Greek people, a No to oligarchy, and No to a spoiled life. 

“Let’s start from the Politicians”, the Prime Minister said.

“Members of the Parliament, no longer have a driver and a car. They can afford their car..”

. It’s a left government, indeed .

Alexis Tsipras’ government plan has for step A the immediate easing priorities for the humanitarian crisis .

“But we have a duty to our History , said Alexis Tsipras, to demand then post-war Germany’s reparations burden, for our Greece’s Pride.”

20 minutes ago , this was the Athens AFP report

Athens (AFP) – New Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Sunday Athens did not want an extension of its bailout but insisted on the need for a “bridge programme” which would buy the country time to negotiate a new deal.

“The new government is not justified in asking for an extension of the bailout. The Greek people gave us a mandate to cancel the disastrous austerity programme,” he said in a key policy speech to parliament.

“We want a new deal, a bridge programme which would give us the fiscal space that a sincere negotiation requires,” he said.

The PM, speaking just days before an extraordinary meeting of eurozone ministers in Brussels, said the government would “respect eurozone rules but would “not condemn the Greek economy to an eternal recession.”

He stressed “the government’s unshakeable decision to honour all our pre-election promises,” saying it was “a matter of honour, credibility, and respect for democracy.”

Speaking to fears the new government’s stand against austerity could see Greece exit the eurozone, Tsipras said the country intended to honour its debts.

“Greece wants to service its debt. If our peers want so too, they are invited to come to the table of dialogue so we can discuss how to make it viable,” he said.

As a symbol of the new government’s shift away from austerity, the 40-year old said he would re-open ERT public television, which was closed in 2013 by the previous government in a bid to save money.

ERT would be re-opened to “repair a crime against Greek people and democracy,” he said.

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