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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Church fears 'dictatorship' in debt-burdened Greece

The Greek Orthodox Church in Great Britain has spoken of its concerns for Greece as the country struggles to free itself from a crippling debt crisis.

Capital city Athens was rocked by violent protests on Wednesday as Greek riot police took on hundreds of protesters angry over the government’s austerity measures.

After power-sharing talks collapsed yesterday, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou announced he would form a new government and seek a parliamentary vote of confidence in a renewed effort to push through the unpopular austerity package.

Charis Mettis, spokesman for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain, said he was “very worried” about Greece.

“It is a very serious situation,” he told Christian Today. “We hope that Greece won’t be landed with a dictatorship. Something similar happened in 1967, when politicians could not agree and the army moved in.
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1 comment:

Visibilium said...

Yes, it's a serious issue. The EU-IMF bailout is ready, but the government has to implement budget cuts to make the deal work. Physical security is the primary rationale for the existence of a State, and if the politicians can't work things out, the military will impose a solution.