Daily Archives: 02/11/2011

Taiwanese animated version of the Greek crisis

The situation is serious but this Taiwanese animation is just funny.

Another one bites the dust

Here’s the story of one more Greek who decided to leave the country. It is probably more interesting for people outside Greece as the comments by Greek viewers have been mixed. You see, the harsh reality of most Greeks, both those who leave Greece in despair and those who can’t leave the country, is much worse than the story portrayed in this video. As one viewer commented “she has a nice appartment, she can afford a dog and 750 euro per month is not that bad nowadays. I can’t understand why she is complaining”.

To judge her situation only is the best way to miss the point here. It’s not just the brain drain, it’s the thousands of Greeks who are leaving the country, lately in panick. I don’t care if this girl’s life was above the average Greek’s standard. I simply respect her decision for a living a life with dignity.

The video was produced by Reuters.

ΧΑΟΣ for Chaos

Yesterday was an interesting day, full of political developments and news fever. I thought I should translate today’s most notable Greek newspaper front pages to give you a clue of this mornings atmosphere. But allow me to begin with a French cover which I found extremely to-the-point as well as aesthetically beautiful.

Liberation

No need to translate.

Eleftherotypia

Title: One resignation, an appendicitis and… The King of Chaos

Ta Nea

Title: Greece in spiral

Subtitle: Merkel-Sarkozy: “Come for explanations”

Kathimerini

Title:  The government is faltering, everything is fluid

Dimokratia

Title: Collaborationist during peacetime

Adesmeftos Tipos

Title: Countdown for government and G.A.P. (i.e. George A. Papandreou)

Estia

Title: A triumph of irresponsibility

Aggelioforos

Title: Political thriller

Subtitle: Referendum causes electric shock to Greece, Europe and the markets

Avriani

Title: The international speculators profited billions from George’s decision to call a referendum

Red box in header: The women of PASOK wore trousers

Eleftheros Tipos

Title: He is not leaving, he’s driven out

Vradini

Title: The referendum brings Papandreou down