– Tax offices are still on strike (how do they expect to collect taxes is a mystery) while the government partners are in (one more) meeting to discuss the latest austerity measures.
– Scandals galore: while former Defense Minister Akis Tsohatzopoulos case is dragging on money laundering accusations were made against prominent New Democracy MPs and the Parliament Chairman Vangelis Meimarakis.
– Disabled people demonstrating against austerity measures in Omonoia Square.
– Temperatures are still in the summer scale.
– The opposition is concentrating on suggesting counter-measures to the Government ones: Dimitris Papadimoulis, SYRIZA MP, answered the relevant question with two concrete proposals on National TV today: control the petroleum cartel and cancel an order for two German made submarines. The first move could bring prices down and the second bring about one billion to the state coffers. He went on to say that all private television channels operate on “temporary licences”. Air frequencies are a national asset and should be paid for, adding money to the budget instead of pension cuts. Government Minister M.Voridis had difficulties refuting Papadimoulis suggestions.
Racist attacks reported daily. The latest one against the Tanzanian Community’s meeting place in central Athens. The police unable to provide proper protection according to the reports.