(Guardian) Greek Prime Minister Warns his society will disintegrate without urgent financial aid

Greece is teetering on the edge of collapse with its society at risk of disintegrating unless the country’s near-empty public coffers are shored up with urgent financial aid, the country’s prime minister has warned.

Almost three years after the eruption of Europe’s debt drama in Athens, the economic crisis engulfing the nation has become so severe that democracy itself is now imperiled, Antonis Samaras said.

“Greek democracy stands before what is perhaps its greatest challenge,” Samaras told the German business daily Handelsblatt in an interview published hours before the announcement in Berlin that Angela Merkel will fly to Athens next week for the first time since the outbreak of the crisis.

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4 comments on “(Guardian) Greek Prime Minister Warns his society will disintegrate without urgent financial aid

  1. jkc1945 says:

    Hmmm. They still dont get it, do they? “Unless someone gives us more money, we are going to run out of money. . . ” Disintegration is likely the only possible outcome of such an understanding. . .

  2. Br. Michael says:

    “The problem with socialism is that, at some point, you run out of other people’s money”

  3. Capt. Father Warren says:

    Obviously we need to borrow more from China, and print more, so we can send more to Greece to finance the life they had become accostomed to. After all, we are going to expect people to do that for us when we collapse.

  4. clarin says:

    In the 1970s an 1980s the Greeks were poor and didn’t “disintegrate”. They must learn again auatarkeia – now there’s a good Pauline word (Phil. 4.12)!