Quote: Originally posted by Sid Ari on 20áSeptemberá2011
Quote: Originally posted by janmanessi on 20áSeptemberá2011
If the problems have made people look after their land then that is one of the few pluses of the awful crisis.
I read this link with interest and a smile.
Shouldn't really find it humorous but when a forestry worker get s bonus for working outdoors what else can you do as this is comedy at its best.
A civil servant allegedly gets bonus for turning up to work on time.
How's that then??
The people who are going to be most affected by this crisis have ALWAYS looked after their land. I can't see the hierarchy, who own most of the land and traditionally grow their little finger nail long to show the 'peasants' that they 'do not do manual labour', suddenly thinking 'Ah well, no work so I may as well tidy up the garden and grow a few veg or pick a few olives'.
Message posted by Homesick on 23áSeptemberá2011 at 7:52pm - IP Logged
It happens in the UK too. The bin men (persons) get a bonus for turning up on time, the bonus should have been you get to keep your job. I forget the details but other departments found out and pay outs were made, I beleive in the region of 20k, in Hull I think. Sorry a bit off topic but just to show its not just in Greece!
Message posted by stevie f on 24áSeptemberá2011 at 12:56am - IP Logged
This is my opinion,
Default now and technically go bust. I think Germany, France and the UK will survive.
Take control of your own destiny, look after your own people.
A single currency shared by rich and poor countries does not work as the poorer countries do not control their own interest rate and therefore cannot compete.
Forget the austerity measures as the people cannot afford it, go back to normal and collect tax more efficiantly in the future.
If Greece continues down the EU road it will be in debt for 50 years, there will be mass unrest and it will kill tourism.
Come on Greece, stand up to them, it's in your history to resist.
Worst scenario, 10 to 20 years of difficulties. Better than 50!
A devalued ecconomy would see tourists flooding back in to aid recovery.
In Corfu with my wife in 2 weeks time. 4 days in Pelekas and 3 days in Athens...
Message posted by Dave and Kerry on 24áSeptemberá2011 at 1:29am - IP Logged
Stevie .. have to agree with what you say mainly because the Euro is a joke and the UK needs to leave the EU, it has proved that it is nothing more than a millstone around the neck of a country including the UK. Staying with the Euro will only see decreasing numbers of tourists to Corfu and Greece as a whole and the likes of Ryanair, Easyjet and Jet 2 could well pull their flights due to lack of numbers which would be so bad after the years people have spent getting them to fly to Corfu.
Bulgaria and Turkey would be 2 of the winners due to still having their own currency and not being EU members.
Message posted by Sid Ari on 25áSeptemberá2011 at 11:56am - IP Logged
The word on Sky news and MANY other sources is now WHEN Greece defaults and not IF. EU financiers have decided that Greece WILL be allowed to default and that the last bailout payment was just buying time to put a 'firewall' around the rest of the EU banks to soften the blow. European markets have plummeted and the US has been putting pressure on the EU to 'sort it out' before it affects most of the world. It will be a controlled default with Greece paying 50% of their debt and then leaving the eurozone. This will mean a return to the Drachma and Greece once again in charge of it's empty, debt ridden banks. This is very serious and worrying news. Greece will be left to fend for itself with very little chance of foreign monetary aid. At one time Greece had money being thrown at it from all directions by the west due to their geographical position during the cold war which one expert said was ironic as the only country that maybe now interested in investing in Greece is Russia.
Message posted by Dave and Kerry on 25áSeptemberá2011 at 2:41pm - IP Logged
Actually, I think you are wrong about countries not being interested in Greece's geographical position. America has long been keen to keep a foothold in the southern Mediterranean, and Turkey being largely Muslim is not such a safe bet.
Message posted by JohnandHilary (Reborn) on 25áSeptemberá2011 at 9:14pm - IP Logged
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