My perception of the present Greek tragedy:
As long as there's beating around the burning bush: a corrupt and invalid EU, the Greek progressive leaders will have to use
all their acrobatic skills to practice diplomacy and speaking the truth. I would love to see that happen, just like when the
recent elections were bringing them on stage. The situation now is quite a hazardous, where these Greek political athletes'
talk needs to reflect their walk. Am I wrongly informed and mistaken? How to walk on the EU tarmac with those nasty
If Greece falls, it won't go unnoticed in the whole of Europe. The concept of a EU may prove to be an initiative, not at all in
the interest of human beings, the citizens of the EU. I don't mean to convey that a fall of Greece is a bad thing, Greece may
be the country which shows the true meaning of Agenda 21.I think it's a wise decision to be prepared for a lifestyle more or
less off grid and learn to be independent from internet, restoring sovereignty in mind, heart and body, for the coming years
will bring huge change, at least that's what I'm prepared for as a possibility. To be a warned person means that no harm and
difficulty will present itself as suffering and obstacle.
I pray for an outcome these days, that is beneficial to all parties gathering in Brussels now and that honesty and truth prevails.
June 24th 2015 48m ago 10:05Tsipras in last-ditch bid to salvage deal
[size=16]Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras waves to the media in Athens yesterday. Photograph: Thanassis Stavrakis/AP
"Alexis Tsipras’s trip to Brussels today is a “last ditch” bid to salvage his bailout agreement, says the Financial Times.
Echoing Ian Traynor’s warning that the deal could soon unravel, the FT says the Greek PM will be pushed to revise
his reform plan at the meeting with Lagarde, Draghi and Juncker.
From Brussels, the FT’s Peter Spiegel writes:
According to a senior eurozone official, talks between Athens and negotiators from the bailout monitors — the International
Monetary Fund, European Commission, and European Central Bank — have barely progressed since Mr Tsipras’ proposal was
met with an outpouring of relief at a summit of eurozone leaders on Monday night.
That has raised concerns over whether a deal can be finalised this evening at a meeting of eurozone finance ministers in Brussels.
And crucially, Greece’s creditors aren’t on the same page.
Two officials involved in the talks said the IMF and the commission are at loggerheads over how many revisions are required,
with the IMF concerned the proposal relies almost exclusively on increased employee contributions — essentially a new 3.9 per
cent tax on labour — to make up shortfalls in the pension system.
The IMF has pushed for benefit cuts in the system to make it more sustainable in the long term. EU officials have termed the
Greek public pension system one of the most generous in the 28-country bloc".