As the noose tightens around the neck of Greece and their smashing country folk feel devastated, abandoned, isolated and forlorn, I wonder if anybody has thought of the debt that the world owes this wonderful country? 401 more words
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ATHENS, Greece — the pivotal referendum that will decide this country’s future is just two days away, and it’s impossible to call.
If Greeks vote “Yes” to the snap vote called by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras just a week ago, they’ll be accepting a bailout deal which may not even be on offer from its European creditors any more. 414 more words
KARITAINA, Greece – Ilias Mathes has protection against bank closures, capital controls and the slashing of his pension: 10 goats, some hens and a vegetable patch. 1,084 more words
Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has seized on a report from the International Monetary Fund, saying Greece’s debt was unsustainable as he pressed for a No vote in Sunday’s bailout referendum. 379 more words
There is at least one legal way to get your euros out of Greece these days, to guard against the prospect that they might be devalued into drachmas: convert them into bitcoin. 6 more words