Archive for April, 2013

Alavanos bold proposal: Greece cannot be saved within the Eurozone.

Mr.Alecos Alavanos (picture from tvxs.gr)

Mr.Alecos Alavanos (picture from tvxs.gr)

Mr. Alecos Alavanos, former MEP and former Chairman of the Coalition of the Left of Movements – one of the major components of SYRIZA- has, at last put into words what seems to be on many Greek citizens mind recently: we can survive without the Euro. At a press Conference to day Mr. Alavanos announced the creation of a new political party whose most impressive characteristic is its proposal to return to the drachma.

At an interview with Nikos Evangelatos of skai.tv today Alexandros Alavanos claimed that his Plan B, a return to the drachma, would make Greece and Greek products and services much more competitive and would lead to the desired development.

The founding Assembly of “Plan B” which is the name of the new political entity will take place in Athens on May 14-15.

Will Mr. Alavanos cut the Gordian knot? He has the right name at least

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Tragi-comedy in Greek Parliament

Mr.Kasidiaris, Mr.Georgiadis and Ms.KonstantopoulouMore tragicomic events are enfolding during the Lagarde list investigation committee’s meeting today.

The sessions of this committee are steadily becoming better than any serial on the greek television.

One of the main stars of the show is, once again, Mr. Ilias Kassidiaris, Golden Dawn spokesman. According to reports, during the deposition of Mr. Evangelos Venizelos, PASOK Chairman, Mr. Kassidiaris used vulgar language and left after throwing a glass of water (I could not understand against whom) and breaking a microphone. The dialogue between Ms.Zoe Konstantopoulou, SYRIZA MP and Mr. Venizelos was  more civilised but not less aggressive. Mr. Adonis Georgiadis, New Democracy MP, did not miss the opportunity to attack Ms Konstantopoulou with very biting remarks.

Mr. Venizelos’deposition is in progress and the question that arises is whether Mr. George Papandreou, former PM, will come to answer the MPs’questions or will make a written statement.

It is very disconcerting to have to watch such behaviour when Greek society is faced with tragic developments and the Greek Parliament spends a day “At the circus” with Marx Brothers.