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Innlegg QIQrrr 31 Jul 2010, 16:31

BBC News, July 30, 2010: Greece is to mobilise military vehicles to restore fuel supplies cut by a lorry drivers' strike, officials have said. Army lorries and naval vessels will ensure the supply of fuel to "critical sectors," the government said after a crisis cabinet meeting. Earlier, lorry drivers defied an emergency order from the government to end their strike. The stoppage, now in its fifth day, has led to widespread fuel shortages and caused tourists to cancel holidays. "The armed forces with their own means are already assuring the supply of critical sectors such as airports, electricity plants and hospitals," a government statement said. "Navy landing craft will also contribute if necessary to cover the needs of islands by transporting tanker trucks." On Friday, baton-wielding riot police clashed with strikers outside an oil refinery in the city of Thessaloniki - Greek military mobilised to supply fuel amid strike
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Innlegg QIQrrr 01 Aug 2010, 05:44

The Guardian, August 1, 2010: Greek security forces have warned of a wave of violence reminiscent of the terror that stalked Italy in the seventies after urban guerillas threatened last week to turn the country into a "war zone". "Greece has entered a new phase of political violence by anarchist-oriented organisations that are more murderous, dangerous, capable and nihilistic than ever before," said Athanasios Drougos, a defence and counter-terrorism analyst in Athens. "For the first time we are seeing a nexus of terrorist and criminal activity," he said. "These groups don't care about collateral damage, innocent bystanders being killed in the process. They are very extreme." The threats came from a guerrilla group called the Sect of Revolutionaries, as it claimed credit for the murder of Sokratis Giolas, an investigative journalist. Giolas was shot dead outside his Athenian home on 19 July, in front of his pregant wife. The gang promised to step up attacks on police, businessmen, prison guards and "corrupt" media – and, for the first time, threatened holidaymakers - Greece will be a war zone, Sect of Revolutionaries warns tourists
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Innlegg QIQrrr 06 Okt 2010, 18:11

EUbusiness, October 6, 2010: EU officials came up with a new shock assessment of the Greek economy on Wednesday, saying their first in-depth audit showed that the national debt and deficit were much higher than thought. Greek national debt and deficit figures covering contested data for each of the four years from 2006 to 2009 will rise "sharply," a senior European Union official said - Greek debt and deficit figures to rise 'sharply': EU
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Innlegg QIQrrr 11 Okt 2010, 23:05

The Daily Caller, October 11, 2010: This Saturday, one of Greece’s most respected newspapers, To Vima, reported that the nation’s largest government health insurance provider would no longer pay for special footwear for diabetes patients - Greek Health System Opts for Amputation as Money-Saver
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Innlegg QIQrrr 02 Nov 2010, 02:07

Venstreorienterte greske terrorister har forsøkt å drepe den franske presidenten:

    The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, November 2, 2010: Police in Athens said they had arrested four people on Monday after uncovering a plot to send parcel bombs to French president Nicolas Sarkozy and three foreign embassies in the Greek capital. Police said one of the four people arrested was a suspected member of an obscure group that specialises in arson attacks on offices and homes of politicians, Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei. One of the packages, addressed to Mexico's embassy in Athens, ignited as it was being sorted in the headquarters of the courier company, slightly injuring a female employee - Sarkozy, embassies in far-left letter bomb plot
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Innlegg QIQrrr 02 Nov 2010, 21:29

Venstreorienterte greske terrorister har forsøkt å drepe den tyske forbundskansleren:

    Mail Online, November 2, 2010: Greek police have arrested two left wing extremists allegedly behind a nail-bomb campaign targeting French president Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Gerasimos Tsakalos, 24, and 22-year-old Panagiotis Argyros face a string of terrorism charges which carry a maximum of 25 years in jail. They are also responsible for small mail bombs which exploded outside the Russian and Swiss embassies in Athens, it is alleged. Greek police managed to defuse a number of other packages which were found across the city. Officials in Berlin tonight revealed that the package deliverered to Angela Merkel's workplace did contain explosives. German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere added: 'Based on everything that we know, it was built in the same way and visually resembled the package that exploded at the Swiss embassy in Athens.' The building was evacuated as teams of specialists moved in to deal with the latest in a spate of terror-attacks seemingly linked to the Greek debt crisis. Chancellor Merkel was in Brussels on official business when the alarm went out at 1pm. By dusk the bomb disposal experts were still at the scene. According to German media reports, it was personally addressed to her but metal and other elements in it triggered detection machines that screen all her mail - Greek radical accused of targeting Merkel and Sarkozy in Europe-wide campaign
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Innlegg QIQrrr 15 Des 2010, 19:38

I tillegg til mobbens øvrige herjinger i Athen gikk 200 venstreorienterte i dag til fysisk angrep på en gresk eksminister:

    Reuters, December 15, 2010: Greek protesters clashed with police and set fire to cars and a hotel in central Athens on Wednesday as tens of thousands marched against austerity measures aimed at pulling the country out of a debt crisis. Riot police responded with dozens of rounds of teargas in clashes that lasted more than an hour in the biggest and most violent march since three people died in protests in May. Police chased hooded youths who threw sticks and stones. Hours earlier, parliament approved reforms and spending cuts that are a condition of a 110-billion-euro (£96 billion) EU/IMF bailout granted in May in exchange for austerity measures. Striking public and private sector workers grounded flights, shut down schools and paralysed public transport and about 50,000 marched through the capital. Some shouted: "Revolt! Overturn government measures!" As the march reached parliament, about 200 leftists attacked former conservative minister Kostis Hatzidakis with their fists, stones and sticks, shouting: "Thieves! Shame on you!" - Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters

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Innlegg QIQrrr 15 Jan 2011, 10:13

The Guardian, January 14, 2011: When drivers in Greece began refusing to pay road tolls it was seen as a bit of good-natured defiance, born of economy necessity. When Apostolos Gletsos, mayor of Stylida, took control of a municipal bulldozer and broke his way through the barriers of a toll booth, civil disobedience took on an altogether different hue. "What I did was within the realm of my duties to defend the legal rights of citizens. I don't regret it and would do it again," said the mayor, who was arrested and charged - Greek mayor arrested after bulldozing toll booth barriers

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Los Angeles Times, January 17, 2011: Law enforcement snipers will watch from rooftops. Motorists will be checked at roadblocks across Athens. And at the courthouse, inside a maximum security prison on the eastern outskirts of the Greek capital, hundreds of plainclothes officers will patrol surrounding streets to shield against militant attacks. Riot police armed with percussion grenades and tear gas will also be on alert as part of the security measures planned for the trial scheduled to begin Monday of 13 suspected members of the Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire, a militant anti-authority movement known as SPF. "We are prepared for everything," said Athanassios Kokkalakis, spokesman for Greece's National Police - Athens goes on security alert for trial of suspected militants
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The Guardian, February 6, 2011: The socialist government has recently announced that it plans to build a razor-wire fence along the border. It will, say officials, be equipped with sonar systems and thermal sensors and be modelled along the lines of similar "walls" in Spain, Lithuania and France. "If we could have it up tomorrow, we would," said Christos Papoutsis, the country's minister for citizen protection. "Greece is not a paradise ... it is in the midst of economic crisis, wages are going down, unemployment is surging and there is not enough work for our own people or the migrants who are already here" - Fortress Europe: Greece bids to stem migrant surge from Turkey with guns, wire and a 'wall'
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Innlegg QIQrrr 16 Feb 2011, 13:56

Presseurop, February 14, 2011: In what Elfetherotypia describes as another "tragicomic" development in the Greek debt saga, the European Union and the International Monetary Fund announced on 11 February that the country will have to privatise 50 billion euros worth of state assets, including 15 billion by 2015, instead of the 7 billion euros initially foreseen as a condition of the country’s bailout package. “Ports, airports, beaches, electricity, trains will all have to sold as quickly as possible,” complains the left-wing daily. In response to the ensuing public outcry, the Greek government described the demands as unacceptable. However, according to the newspaper, the latest development highlights "the difficult position of the government and the problem posed by issues of internal communication. The government has been slow in responding, while everyone is aware that we are fast approaching a situation in which more drastic measures will be required” - EU/IMF sell-off idea infuriates Athens

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The Independent, April 17, 2011: As Thessalonika riots, a town near Athens spins out of control with angry residents setting up massive roadblocks and hurling Molotov cocktails - Anarchy erupts in Greece as austerity bites
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Innlegg QIQrrr 14 Mai 2011, 21:50

The Washington Post, May 14, 2011: Already struggling to avoid a debt default that could seal Greece’s fate as a financial pariah, this Mediterranean nation is also scrambling to contain another threat — a breakdown in the rule of law. Thousands have joined an “I Won’t Pay” movement, refusing to cover highway tolls, bus fares, even fees at public hospitals. To block a landfill project, an entire town south of Athens has risen up against the government, burning earth-moving equipment and destroying part of a main access road - In Greece, austerity kindles deep discontent
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Greeks Buy Time for Insolvent Bankers and Delusional Politic

Innlegg Panther 10 Jul 2011, 16:36

http://www.capitalismmagazine.com/world/europe/6485-greeks-buy-time-for-insolvent-bankers-and-delusional-politicians.html

5 July 2011 John Browne

Greece's vote to accept austerity has yet to be enacted in specific cuts and taxes, but when they do, expect public resistance that will dwarf what we have seen thus far.

Last week, the Greek parliament voted by a narrow margin to pass an economically crippling austerity plan of some $40 billion in return for some $159 billion of fresh liquidity injections. Although many hailed the event as a needed first step on a long road to recovery, I believe the austerity program will make a bad situation worse. It is a flawed solution that stems from a false premise: that Greece should continue to be part of the euro zone, and continue to use the euro as its currency.

To return to national economic viability Greece must abandon its use of the euro currency, which has become a financial straight jacket. Nevertheless, Greek politicians may have agreed secretly to accept the austerity in name only, in return for a liquidity bailout that will buy time for European unity to solidify. Once political unity is restored, we should expect more massive financial transfers from northern countries, present day Germany and Britain, to the subsidized southern regions.

As its price to maintain the status quo, central bank lenders, including the IMF and ECB, are demanding that Greece sell off some $72 billion of its national assets. The likely buyers will be international companies based in the EU, U.S. and possibly even China. Such a fire sale can't restore the Greek economy, but it gives the appearance that the Greeks are paying something for their loans, and it provides cover to northern European politicians who are feeling increasing frustration from voters who have been continually asked to foot the bill for southern European profligacy.
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Innlegg QIQrrr 25 Jul 2011, 07:30

The Australian, July 20, 2011: A court in Athens overnight sentenced two Greek anarchists who posted letter bombs to European leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel to 37 years in prison each. Haralambos Hatzimihelakis and Panayiotis Argyros, both 23 and part of the Conspiracy of Nuclei group, were found guilty of "forming and being members of a terrorist" group at a special court in Athens. They were found responsible for instigating a 2009 bomb attack on the homes of the Greek Interior Minister Panayotis Hinofotis and former Socialist minister Louka Katseli. Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei is an anarchist group which has claimed responsibility for dozens of attacks since 2008. A total of six members of the group, including the two men, were found guilty of extremist acts - Greece jails anarchists for letter bombs
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