At the moment the European Parliament debates the Greek crisis
where it has to be from the beginning and not behind closed doors.
The debate is taking place among the European leaders elected
democratically by their own people and not by Banks CEOs.
Some of the speeches of the parliamentarians so far.
Donald Tusk, president of the European Council,
“Our inability to find agreements may lead to the bankruptcy of Greece and the insolvency of its banking system.
“I have no doubt that this will affect Europe, also in a geopolitical sense.”
“As Plutarch once said: “to find fault is easy, to do better may be difficult”… let us prove him wrong.”
Alexis Tsipras, Greek Prime Minister
“This is not exclusively a Greek problem, this is a European problem and European problems require European solutions”
“I’m not one of those politicians who claim that foreigners are to blame for all of Greece‘s woes.”
“Our proposals for financing our obligations & restructuring our debt will not burden European taxpayers.”
Guy Verhofstadt, the leader of the liberal group in the European Parliament
He outlines his plans for reforms.
- End the clientelist system in Greek politics i.e. party cronyism and rewarding loyalists with jobs.
- Downsize the public sector.
- End privileges – privileges of the military, the orthodox Church, the Greek islands and the political parties.
Almost right! Shame he didn’t take part in the Troika’s reforms which the word “reforms” was translated as a pipeline which sucked money from Greece (the Greek loans) back into the Banks!