The courageous message the Prime Minister tweeted for the 1st of May to the Greeks and the international community comes on the moment, this year’s May Day, that Greece’s sovereignity and constitutional validity are questioned, as is the right of a folk to fight for its dignity, and not only. For its survival.
Almost three years after the Greek life has been dennounced to unbearable personal and family bleeding, by the cut on the pensions and the public salaries to percentages that exceed the 60%, the Council of State now ruled, that all this has been biasing the constitution .
The Council of State has just considered illegal and unconstitutional all the cuts made in main and supplementary pensions since the summer of 2012 till now, as well as the cut in salaries, the abolition of the 13nth salary and the zero deficit clause. Speaking on tv, the Vice President of the Parliament and MP of SYRIZA, Alexis Mitropoulos, said that the decision would be officialy announced on Monday 4th of May, the latest.
A lot of related appeals to the Council of State have been filed by pensioners of the banking sector and the private-insurance sector till now. The decision concerns the “genocide type” mass cut of the pensions by Antonis Samaras government imposed since summer 2012 by the memorandum, for which, guess what, there are plans to be continued to the peak of humiliation of the ex- middle, and now poor, class.
Of course Greeks are aware, that the 300 euros pension for all Greeks, –which is going to be irreversible if signed —is one of the lenders’ basic demand as to close the worldwide expected “agreement” with Greece, for which Angela Merckel has said “We will do everything in order to ensure that Greece will stay in the Eurozone” and, for which agreement also, President Obama has multiple times called the United Europe’s “headquarters”, the chancellery, to undeline the agreement’s urgency to Angela Merkel.
On the way to the desired agreement, Greeks, even though used to repetitive provocations and offenses by our Euro-“partners”, they are truly shocked by the latest slaps on the country’s face, which augmented last week the provocative singance from the european lenders’ side towards Greece, and touched also on “national soverignity” issues and barriers, as an exclusive enikonomia report revealed
After the President of the Eurogroup Jeroun Dijssebloom openly boasted to the international community that he, personally, had “dissmised” Yianis Varoufakis, an official paper was reportedly addressed to the IMF concerning Greece, suggesting that the International Monetary Fund needs to develop an effective strategy on redusing the opportunity for creditor countries to intervene in decisions on how crises should be resolved ( within their sovereignity).
The suggestion concerns exactly such expressions of democracy as the Council of State decision for what uncosntitutional might mean was, by which such “effective strategies” suggested to the IMF would openly let the IMF ignore it.
The IMF paper deals with the very tiny edge where Greek public feeling lies on the memorandum years, which is the public motive that brought Alexis Tsipras to power three months before, and consists of the wide expectation of the Greek people for a Humanitarian Response governnance that could (and should urgently) sooth the extended poverty- hit family dramas.
Besides, “Greece is not a colony”, the Greek government was provoked to answer to the Eurogroup Presidt’s harsh provocations earlier this week.
On Tuesday April 27, the day after the reshuffle of the Greek negotiations team announced by the Prime Minister, as to help the negotiations with the lenders reach to agreement, the RTL channel aired the tv interview statements of the President of Eurogroup Jeroun Dijsselbloem, saying that Greece “played and lost ” with its lenders, while he explained how he asked for a Chief negotiations person from Greece’s side, who would be reporting straight to the Greek Prime Minister.
By the headline ‘Dijsselbloem sent Varoufakis away”, the RTL spread the news around the globe in a few hours, causing the furious answer of the Maximos Mansion(Greek PM’s office), that answered emphatically :
“Greece is not a colony”
“First inaccuracy”, Maximos Mansion sources reported to have stated
“The Greek Finance Minister is not sent away, and (Jeroun Disslebloom) will find him in front of his eyes. The Greek Finance Minister will be there at the next Eurogroup”.
Second inaccuracy, the same sources added, “if, said so, the Prime Minister would have replied accordingly. “
Concernign the IMF study revealed by enikonomia.gr and signed by James M. Boughton, a former executive of IMF, it suggests to the Internatnal Monetary Fund that, based on Greece’s paradigm, countries that cannot pay off their debts on time to the IMF, should have their national sovereignty revoked.
The enikonomia.gr claims that in the document, Boughton, who was working for the IMF between 1981 to 2012, analyses the exact measures that should be taken in case a state cannot pay off its financial obligations.
It was not the first time, neither for that to be heard internationally Greece’s sovereignity was planned to be massively limited since 2011, as Jean Claude Juncker had openly on that time stated to the European press:
“The sovereignty of Greece will be massively limited,”
Juncker told Germany’s Focus magazine four years before, months after the first memorandum was signed, and explained:
…“Experts” are now descending on the country to oversee a huge fire sale of state assets to private companies, likening the situation to post-collapse East Germany when 14,000 East German firms were sold off between 1990 and 1994….
From Greece’s mass, nobody would imagine these words had already been reality since then.