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Hellenic Parliament’s Debt Truth Committee: Presentation of the Preliminary Findings

Press Release Hellenic Parliament’s Debt Truth Committee: Presentation of the Preliminary Findings The Hellenic Parliament’s Debt Truth Committee will announce on 17-18 June 2015 the preliminary findings of its works, examining the legality and sustainability of the Greek public debt. The Committee’s works will begin on Wednesday, 17 June 2015 (10:30am)), at the Senate Hall …

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Introduction: “We are auditing Greece”

What is exactly happening with Greece, what lies behind the negotiations and how important is debt and what are the consequences for the Greek people? Last month Greece began a Debt Audit process which aims to analyse its debt on the basis of it being illegal, illegitimate, odious or unsustainable, through the Greek Debt Truth …

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“Debt Truth Committee” about the Greek Public Debt

On March 17th 2015, Zoi Konstantopoulou (president of the Greek Parliament) together with Sofia Sakorafa (MEP) and Eric Toussaint (CADTM) made public in a press conference the creation of the Truth Committee about Greek public debt. On March 4th, Zoi Konstantopoulou officially presented in the Parliament the Truth Committee about Greek public debt: the “Debt …

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Appeal to support the resisting Greek people and the Truth Committee on Public Debt

To the people of Europe and the whole world! To all the men and women who reject the politics of austerity and are not willing to pay a public debt which is strangling us and which was agreed to behind our backs and against our interests. We signatories to this appeal stand by the Greek …

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Terms of reference for the Hellenic Parliament’s Truth Committee on Public Debt

Introduction by Sergi Cutillas, member of the Truth Committee In response to the terrible situation in Greece related to its debt, the President of the Greek Parliament decided on April 4, 2015, to constitute a special committee of the Parliament (“The Committee for the Truth on Public Debt”) to investigate the truth about the origin …

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Definitions for a Debt Audit

21 May by Truth Committee on the Greek Public Debt The Debt Audit conducted by the Hellenic debt Truth Committee makes reference to the debt classification based on a very precise terminology that needs to be very clear: illegitimate, illegal, odious and unsustainable. “Illegitimate debt” Debt that the borrower cannot be required to repay because …

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Greek crisis: “Human rights should not stop at doors of international institutions”

Originally Published by Hellenic Parliament Press Office GENEVA (2 June 2015) – The United Nations Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, has urged European institutions, the International Monetary Fund and Greece to show courage and reach a deal on the Greek debt crisis that respects human rights. In a statement, Mr. …

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Why it would be good for the IMF if Greece stopped repaying the IMF loans

Entry Originally Published by Eurodad by Bodo Ellmers The creditor community has another shock and awe moment this week, as more and more influential actors argue that Greece should stop repaying the International Monetary Fund (IMF) loans and instead use scarce public resources to tackle its economic and humanitarian crisis. While Prime Minister Tsipras still …

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Speech by the President of the Hellenic Parliament on Public Debt

Zoé Konstantopoulou defended the starting of  “Truth Commission”, which would issue Greek Public Debt. Spanish Citizen Debt Audit Platform (PACD) collaborates with the Greek audit. Originally Published by CADTM Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you for being here today at an event that is of historic importance and marks the beginning of the repayment of a …

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Transforming crisis to Krisis

Originally Published by International Citizen Audit Network By Insurgenta Iskra Crisis. Originally, the word derives from the ancient Greek verb “krinein”, meaning to judge in order to take a decision and its noun, “krisis”, meaning judgment, decision. According to Steven James Venette[1] “crisis is a process of transformation where the old system can no longer …

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