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Greek debt crises

Greek debt crises: The European Stability Mechanism money started flowing – to creditors, not to Greece 8 September by Bodo Ellmers The Greek bailout saga entered a new round as the first tranches of the new loan package were disbursed. The €86 billion programme will be funded by the European Stability Mechanism (ESM). The International …

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Zoe Konstantopoulou’s speech at the UN Headquarters in New York

New York, 2 September by Zoe Konstantopoulou. Zoe Konstantopoulou’s speech was given during the Fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament on 2nd September in New York. Sovereign debt is being used against the Greek population and the Hellenic Parliament to reduce Democracy. But Democracy is an ultimate value. Ladies and gentlemen, Speakers of the …

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Tsipras letter to the Troika, accepting most conditions

Last minute letter, dated July 1st 2015, from the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to the Troika, states that Greece will accept most of the terms of the last offer received from Brussels. The referendum scheduled for this Sunday July 5th is designed to ask the Greek citizens to decide on the final proposal. Download it …

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Troika’s proposal for Greece

Last Sunday June 29th, the European Commission made public the Troika’s last proposal for Greece. The Greek Government calls for a referendum on this proposal next July, 6th. The proposal can be downloaded HERE.

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The banks’ secret behind the Greek tragedy

Maria Lucia Fattorelli [1] Greece is facing a huge debt problem and a humanitarian crisis. The situation now is many times worst than it was in 2010, when the Troika – IMF, EU Commission and ECB – imposed its “bailout plan”, justified by the necessity to support Greece. In fact, such plan has been a …

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Preliminary Report of the Truth Committee on Greek Public Debt

Published by CADTM The Truth Committee on Public Debt (Debt Truth Committee) was established on April 4, 2015, by a decision of the President of the Hellenic Parliament, Ms Zoe Konstantopoulou, who confided the Scientific Coordination of its work to Dr. Eric Toussaint and the cooperation of the Committee with the European Parliament and other …

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Executive Summary: Greek Public Debt Audit report

June 17th, by the Greek Debt Truth Committee In June 2015, Greece stands at a crossroad of choosing between furthering the failed macroeconomic adjustment programmes imposed by the creditors or making a real change to break the chains of debt. Five years since the economic adjustment programmes began, the country remains deeply cemented in an economic, …

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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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