GREECE, Thessaloníki : An elderly man is crying outside a national bank
branch as pensioners queue to get their pensions, with a limit of 120
euros, in Thessaloniki on 3 July, 2015. Greece is almost evenly split
over a crucial weekend referendum that could decide its financial fate,
with a ‘Yes’ result possibly ahead by a whisker, the latest survey
Friday showed. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s government is asking
Greece’s voters to vote 'No’ to a technically phrased question asking if
they are willing to accept more tough austerity conditions from
international creditors in exchange for bailout funds. AFP PHOTO /Sakis
This is sick… An old man crying out of a bank in Thessaloniki, Greece. Unable to control himself, he collapses. A policeman and the bank chief are helping him to stand on his feet…. I am so ashamed of my country. This is not how I plan my future to be. Give justice to people. Stop caring only about yourselfs. Be Greek for one time, for the very first time in your lifes.
PS Where is European Union’s care about their allies, us, Greeks(;) that’s how you show you care ? By blackmailing us? Shame on you. This is what you’ve done… That’s enough!
GREECE, Athens : Pensioners queue outside a national Bank branch, as
banks only opened for the retired to allow them to cash up to 120 euros
in Athens on July 1, 2015. The European Union will decide whether to
grant Greece a last-minute bailout package to avoid pushing it further
towards an exit from the eurozone. Greece failed on the eve to make a
1.5 billion euro ($1.7 billion) payment to the International Monetary
Fund, becoming the first industrialised country to do so. AFP PHOTO /
For the (northern,
eastern) European ignorants talking about Greece, Portugal and Southern
Europe in general, saying that we’re lazy, that we don’t want to pay taxes,
etc…Make your selves a favor and look at the numbers before opening your
filthy mouths to talk about the southerners and making fools out of yourselves.
I invite you to come here and see how we live. Come and see how high are the
taxes we have to pay when compared to our low salaries. Come and see how we
work more weekly hours than any other European region. Come and see how we are
the last people getting retired in Europe. Come and see how most of our old
people still carry on working after retirement because their pensions are
simply not enough for their survival. Come and see how many kids here only eat once a day (the free meal they are given in school), how many families live in houses falling apart with no electricity or tap water. I could continue this list for a while…I just ask you to study the whole issue and realize all this circus IS and
always was ABOUT THE BANKS, NOT THE PEOPLE. We the people are paying a very high price because of the mistakes of the bank owners and our governments. If we (the Portuguese and the Greek) are to
blame, it should be for our inability to elect transparent and honest
politicians who would work for the people and not for their own interests.
We’re not lazy, we’re not liars, we’re a very brave and hardworking people striving to live a decent life.
GREECE, Athens : A pensioner waits outside a branch of the National Bank
of Greece to get his pension on June 29, 2015 in Athens. Greece
announced early Monday it will shut banks for a week and impose capital
controls, pleading for calm after anxious citizens emptied cash machines
in a dramatic escalation of the country’s debt crisis. AFP PHOTO /