The Euro crisis: Focus on Greece

A focus on Greece before the EGP Autumn Council in November in Athens

Greek Green party

Cem ÖzdemirCem Özdemir, co-chairman of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen in Frankfurter Algemeine Zeitung
On 1 August 2012, FAZ published an op-ed article by Cem Özdemir, about Greece and why they should remain in the Eurozone.
Read the whole article, in German, on Cem Özdemir's website.

The European Green Party, as the representatives of the
European Green Family, express their strong and unwavering
support for the people of Greece at this time of national crisis.
Read the complete statement.

Philippe Lamberts, MEP and co-spokesperson of the European Green Party
Philippe Lambers spoke in the European Parliament on 22 May 2012 about the crisis and Green solutions. Watch the video (with English subtitles).

Inequality as cause and consequence of the crisis
Green European Journal, May 2012:  People on the streets in Greece, Portugal and Spain are not only protesting against austerity, they are protesting against inequalities as well. They are infuriated with the fact that they are the ones paying the price, while those who triggered the crisis are better off and benefited from it.
Read the complete article on the Green European Journal website 

What Europe can learn from Greece
From the inaugural edition of the Green European Journal, March 2012:
 A German MP and a Greek MEP discuss with the GEJ how Green cooperation could provide the key to Greece’s future within the EU. "Most of the Greeks just see the results of the current policies: there seems to be no future for the young people and for the unemployed. They do not understand why they should accept it. But if you want to reform the society, the society must be part of the solution. If the people are against the reforms, the reforms will fail. Hence, a majority of the society is angry against the Greek political system and against the European policy." 
Read the complete article on the Green European Journal website 


Rui Azevedo

About 5 years ago

A very simple (and funny) explanation for the euro crisis: The euro crisis explained to grannies

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