He thinks like German, he feels like Greek
Many European politicians and economists react to the idea of direct financial aid to Greece and one of the possible surrogates for the supervision of the Greek economy, the German MEP Chatzimarkakis George, says that the Greek people can not imagine the economic impact they should suffer in the near future.
The phenomenon, a few days ago, which paralyzed Greece once more because of strikes is not unusual for Europeans. It’s something they have known for decades. For them, this phenomenon suggests a different approach and attitude of large parts of the Greek people, concerning their relationship with the Greek state. This time, however, they have shown absolutely no sympathy for the strikes.
Number of ironic and disparaging remarks in the European media showed that the Europeans, this time are not willing to show any tolerance towards Greece. They show no sensitivity to the problems of the productive castes of Greece and they have the impression that the Greek people, as a whole, have not realized or will not realize the magnitude of the economic problems of Greece.
«Also, they have not realized what that means to every single one, personally. Perhaps because they still can not imagine the economic impact that will have to undergo in the near future, «stated at the»M», the Greek origin German MEP, George Chatzimarkakis.
When the Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, presented to the Council of Europe, the problems of Greece, he said most obviously that the major problem is the systemic Corruption in five levels. The Greek Prime Minister’s statement on the systemic corruption is a testament to the Europeans that Greece knows the central problem. The European sense says that if you know the problem, you must face it. The fact that the Greek state, Greek society did not react in a rational way for them remains an enigma.
«This is something we must tell them, the European Union, with absolute clarity,» says Chatzimarkakis and continues: «The Greeks should understand that there has been created another coincidence. With the participation of Greece in the European common currency, we have a new situation where there must be at least one fiscal discipline.»
For scenarios of the country’s exit from the eurozone
The European public has the impression that Greece once more are trying to escape the painful measures to address economic problems. The solution of Greece’s exit from the European common currency seems for many Europeans as a painless and rewarding solution. George Chatzimarkakis does not agree with this line: «Nor can we leave Greece to go bankrupt nor to exclude her from the EU. We have now a common destiny. Whilst that Greece is only the 3% of the economic power of the EU, this small percentage has its own special significance. Dealing with the Greek crisis the European partners establish a pattern of behaviour and they send a message to the world. If you do not help Greece to avoid bankruptcy, it will lead to a chain reaction with unpredictable results for countries like Italy, Spain, Portugal and Ireland.
Many European politicians and economists are still reacting to the idea of direct financial assistance to Greece and are looking to find another solution. For them the problem is corruption in Greece and the timeless Greek state’s inability to effectively manage to increase its income from all available sources. They do not want in any case the Greek problem to be their own. Neither are they willing to support the Greek «fellowship capitalism» as some characteristically call the Greek economy with the current characteristics. But they recognize that if Greece fails to address the current situation, then the vision of the euro may even become a nightmare with unpredictable results for the eurozone countries. They want to see the EU to be tightened against Greece.
The «strict teacher» and the benefits.
The question within the EU is how we can make the European Union, the «strict teacher» of Greece. Mr. Chatzimarkakis gives a picture of that by declaring: «this role will likely be assumed by the Commissioner of the EU Oli Ren. He will not only be responsible for maintaining the three-year stabilization program, but also for sending warning messages. However there is not only the European Commission through Mr. Ren but also the Council for Economic and Financial Affairs with its president Jean-Claude Junker. Moreover, Mr. Junker has stated that the supervision will be accurate. Perhaps this could help the Greek government, as she will unchain from various weights and concerns, while helping the effort to change the prevailing culture.