Another €10 million dished out to Greek political parties
They got paid once for the upcoming elections by voting an amendment in the late hours of the night at the beginning of April. Not satisfied with the necks they sucked on the first time, the Greek vampire politicians are set to obtain extra funding to the tune of €10 million. Whatever the case may be, it was a contingency measure, you see.
The first time round, MPs voted to divert funds from debt installments owed to banks in order to finance political parties in view of the elections of May 6. The official explanation for the extra cash was «in order to secure the conditions for continuity of political parties in the national elections.»
Yes, people were outraged, but who gives a cowpat over at the IMF or the European Commission? We Συνέχεια
I fear. I fear because you have no idea how angry we are and our anger has no outlet when police forces attack you as you reverently place a flower on the grass where the body of the 77-year-old pensioner who took his own life lay yesterday in Syntagma Square, just meters away from Greek Parliament.
His death was not the first. There have been many more these past two years, but the media always played these cases down with a peremptory «mentally imbalanced» name tag on each victim’s toe — if they happened to mention the incident at all, that is. Yesterday they couldn’t hide it. It was early in the morning and there were many passers-by; it was outside the parliamentary building; it was in the center of Syntagma, the square all eyes have turned to ever since this maelstrom started three years ago, where all protesters have gathered and been clubbed by batons every single time because they want to exercise their democratic right to voice their feelings.
The late victim’s name was Dimitris Christoulas. He was a pharmacist. People who knew him said the Συνέχεια
Comment by MySatelite: This scandal has been on the news for some years now. The whole of Greece knows that politicians were involved. After years of sweeping matters under the carpet, the present (undemocratically placed) government has decided to charge only one of the parties involved. As most Greeks ironically put it, Abbot Efraim entered the Parliamentary building by himself, signed papers by himself, without any of the other 32 political figureheads involved ever being mentioned this past week. Naturally, scandals involving Siemens and Ferrostaal have conveniently disappeared from the news lately. Final points to consider: a) big entrepreneurs ogling land on a pristine Mount Athos, b) Efraim’s visit with Putin in Moscow last month in an attempt to create closer ties to Russia, c) no politician has ever set foot inside a prison cell for any scandals since the mid 90’s (and the statute of limitations was, once again, conveniently altered by law just this year to expire and protect politicians).