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Thursday, January 8, 2015

A Dishonorable Message To The Greeks

German-speaking readers may be interested in this article of mine which a prominent Austrian journalist published in his blog.

Eine unwürdige Botschaft an die Griechen

7 comments:

  1. The economic analysis of your article is excellent and convincing.

    Imho the political intrigues and foul plays of some German journalists are the culprit and German population and government are not to be blamed for it.

    H.Trickler

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  2. No, I don't think it is a dishonorable message to the Greeks, in love and war---------. I am all for "einvernehmlichen Scheidung mit Alimenten" and has recommended that for years (always nice to have your prejudices confirmed). I am certainly not a fan of Mr. Tzipras, but.
    Mess Samaras and Georgiadis coupling of the Paris shootings to Syriza's immigration policy is certainly a dishonorable message to the Greeks. In a nationalist, racist country, not known for their respect for human rights, these 2 persons have brought the level to an unknown low. I hope the Greek and world press will give it the attention it deserves.
    Lennard
    PS. Not even Le Pen would stoop so low.

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    1. I thought this article summed up the situation very well:

      http://www.macropolis.gr/?i=portal.en.the-agora.2090

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    2. To be honest, Samaras' attack on SYRIZA about immigration had started a few days earlier, in Thrace. It simply happened that this occured in France and Samaras wasn't very diplomatic. Le Pen used a more harsh approach, but with softer words, when asked for France to suspend Schoengen Treaty, which is far more drastic that anything Samaras is saying.

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    3. Mr. Lennard, i grasp the opportunity to ask. Why does your country refuse to accept the immigrants that enter Greece/Italy/Spain with Germany as destination? Don't you think it's racist?

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  3. Yes, I read the article in Macropolis this morning, and thank you to Nick Malkoutzis for standing tall. On the other hand, as a European politician I would have walked at least 10 steps from Mr. Samaras at the memorial march in Paris.
    Lennard

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  4. To the gent who does not think that Germany is taking its fair share of immigrants. According to International Organization for Migration (2013) the percentages of immigrants of total populations are as follows: Greece 8,9%, Germany 11,9%, Italy 9,4%, Spain 13,8%, and, since i was on the page, Austria has a whopping 15,7%. (Klaus, I assume that your time as k. & k. has conditioned you better?). Another 8 million foreigners have received German citizenship in recent years. Over the last year Germany (and Sweden) has received an un-proportional high part of the Syrian war refugees. This high influx of foreigners has caused friction in many countries, but nowhere the xenophobia and inhumanities it causes in Greece.
    PS. I hate to disappoint, but I am not German. My late German wife however, accused me of being more Hanseatic than Helmut Schmidt, I preferred to take it as a compliment.
    Lennard

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