What has this world come to?
We're not even safe from our septuagenarian daddies any more!
A brilliant initiative!
For once the Greek government does something based on compassion and logic!
Now we are being held up as an example for the rest of the world to follow???
Mr Juncker, have you no clue what transpired in Greece between 2009 and the present, beyond your little statistics sheet?
And the irony of it all is that it's the foremen who are appealing their sentence!!!
What's next, forcing the migrants to pay the court costs???
I would have bet you a billion dollars that no Greek court will ever put away some local big shot even those fines eventually will never have to be paid.
A couple of underlings get fines - that's basically what it amounts to - while the big boss gets off scot-free? For denying workers their pay and then firing at them?
That's a bit hard to live with - or am I the only one who thinks so?
There are many countries between Kenya and Greece and she could have fled to any of them if she were truly an asylum-seeker.
In fact, she is an economic migrant who entered Greece for an entirely different reason and should not be allowed to stay.
Now every single person from countries which practice female genital mutilation will be seeking asylum in Europe.
Young man, try a different career!
There might be a good reason why your measurements don't add up!
As the old folks say "All obstacles are there for a reason"!
But with Turkey being a NATO member and sharing borders with Iran, Iraq and Syria, analysts say Ankara remains an important U.S. ally.
Joint naval operations between Greece and... China?
Has Samaras ever taken geography lessons? Does he have any idea how far away China lies from Greek shores?
Where does he envision these "joint operations" to take place, off the coast of Rhodes or off the coast of Taiwan?
all of greeks take their moneys out of greece anyway the foreigners will do better in greece then greeks .enjoy the pain all greeks deserve it they are the ones tyhat made the mess.
That's great news! Now he's on schedule to being a free man in a couple of years.
Greece is such a great country to live in. Even the laws take in to account the well-being of criminals and try to make sure that they (the crooks) don't get too inconvenienced and have plenty of time to spend and enjoy all the money they have embezzled!!
Don't worry. Ordinary folks will once again tuck their heads down, work the asses off and barely make ends meet. All so they can pay the heavy taxes that the occassional governments need so that politicians like Papageorgopoulos can enjoy a comfortable life embezzling public money. He was a loyal party man after all... So what if he put in his pocket a couple-a-hundred million euros?
Greek workers face arrest for going on strike whilst the Greek government is selling off the country at the "request" of foreigners???
The wrong people will be going to jail here!
As much as I dislike this individual, I cannot help but to feel that this entire legal persecution of the Golden Dawn is politically motivated by the same politicians who have led Greece into the worst period of her history since the German occupation.
It seems to me that going through a whole appeal just to tack on an additional five years in this particular case is unusual and probably the result of pressure upon Greece by the British.
So, to recap:
1.A working lad responds violently to an unruly gang of four teenagers - who are taunting him, shooting him with lasers and causing damage to vehicles - and gets 16 years in jail.
2.A street thug - who without provocation punches and kills a retarded man in broad daylight - gets 4 years.
The difference: the first culprit is Greek, the second one is British.
One single, solitary incident - which occurred a dozen years ago - does not justify the existence of such an organisation which tramples underfoot the constitution of the US and basic human rights.
While the American government can make a case for the existence of the CIA, it cannot make one for the existence of the National Security Agency - paid for by the very people whose rights it wantonly violates.
Away with them!
The EU has integrated only where it suits the larger states.
It has failed to:
*Provide for the smaller states to share in its prosperity
*Provide safeguards (e.g. guarantee borders) to its member states
*Protect its borders from illegal immigration
*Allow for North-South cultural and economic differences
It has succeeded in:
*Turning all Europe into a market for German products
*Creating a fiscal policy that suits only certain states
*Enforcing western "values" on all
If change does not come, dissolution is the next best alternative.
Thanks for the memories!
The memory we'll all cherish is the goal at the Euro 2004 opening game against Portugal.
Thanks for the memories!
You'll be missed.
Bravo to the National Team of Greece for advancing into the knockout stage of the World Cup!
Funny! (Or is it tragic?) You certainly hit the nail on the head!
He'll also need butler and a maid.
Greece: The land of "μπάστε σκύλοι αλέστε" (loosely 'free for all' - a chaotic situation resembling a free-for-all especially in lacking rules or structure)
Greece could have beaten Japan but for red card: Santos
What a waste. Just took the momentum that followed Rehhagel and the 2004 triumph and squandered everything. Crawl back to your hole Mr. Santos. When it comes to football, you don't have a clue. You just rode the wave.
I believe every individual should pay his debts to another individual or to the state however, giving unlimited right to the state to seize any or all assets, should not be allowed.
The state should attempt to contact the individual and come to some sort of arrangement over his debt before it resorts to seizing money deposited in a bank - possibly to pay through direct debit for rent, insurance or other necessary expenses.