Montag, 13. Februar 2012

Die Innenstadt von Athen, ist vollkommen verwüstet

Etliche Parlamentarier, auch der Regierungs Partei, hatten sich geweigert, für das Spar Gesetz zustimmen und wurden umgehend aus der Partei ausgeschlossen. Ansonsten gibt es ja seit 2 Jahren Randale ohne Ende

  1. Griechen protestieren gegen Sparpaket — Mehr als 120 Verletzte bei schweren Ausschreitungen
    Das Parlament in Griechenland verabschiedet ein neues Sparpaket - parallel dazu bricht sich auf den Straßen Athens die Wut über geplante Lohnkürzungen und Massenentlassungen Bahn. Demonstranten plündern Läden und werfen Brandsätze, Häuser gehen in Flammen auf. Athen werde "als Hebel benutzt, um das Land zu destabilisieren", sagt Bürgermeister Giorgos Kaminis.
    • February 12, 2012

      Greek lawmakers pass austerity bill as Athens burns

      ATHENS | Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:33pm EST
      (Reuters) - Greece's parliament approved a deeply unpopular austerity bill Monday to secure a second EU/IMF bailout and avoid national bankruptcy, as buildings burned across central Athens and violence spread around the country.
      Cinemas, cafes, shops and banks were set ablaze in central Athens and black-masked protesters fought riot police outside parliament before lawmakers voted on the package that demands deep pay, pension and job cuts -- the price of a 130 billion euro ($172 billion) bailout needed to keep the country afloat.
      State television reported the violence spread to the tourist islands of Corfu and Crete, the northern city of Thessaloniki and towns in central Greece. Police said 150 shops were looted in the capital and 34 buildings set ablaze.
      Altogether 199 of the 300 lawmakers backed the bill, but 43 deputies from the two parties in the government of Prime Minister Lucas Papademos, the socialists and conservatives, rebelled by voting against It. They were immediately expelled by their parties.
      Asian shares and the euro gained modestly Monday, relieved by the Greek parliament's passage of austerity measures that put the country a step closer to securing a much-needed bailout fund and avoiding a messy default.
      MSCI's broadest index of Asia Pacific shares outside Japan edged up as much as 0.3 percent on the news.
      The rebellion and street violence foreshadowed the problems the Greek government faces in implementing the cuts, which include a 22 percent reduction in the minimum wage -- a package critics say condemns the economy to an ever-deeper downward spiral.
      Papademos, a technocrat brought in to get a grip on the crisis, denounced the worst breakdown of order since 2008, when violence gripped Greece for weeks after police shot a 15-year-old schoolboy.....more..



      The International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) in Ljubljana, Slovenia, regularly analyses events in the Middle East and the Balkans. George Protopapas, Research Associate - Media Analyst at Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS) has analyzed Greece’s international profile and financial crisis. His article “GREECE’S INTERNATIONAL PROFILE AND FINANCIAL CRISIS” is published in its entirety.

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