I just checked today’s newspapers and they had few exciting headlines. However, yesterday’s front pages would probably cause either panick or depression to a society somewhere in North Europe. As I stood there, watching all the post-apocalyptic headlines, I realized that in some years I will be saying that this is how it was to live in Greece at the end of November 2011.
Firstly, I will begin with the cover of this week’s Economist which has been reproduced, partly or as a whole, by several Greek newspapers.
“Eleftheri Ora” newspaper, which is a fringe paper that hardly sells a bit above 2.000 copies per day, has chosen to reproduce the whole Economist front page. Oh yes, with no reference at all. This paper is famous for its populist content, full of conspiracy theories, front pages of dead monks whose prophecies are now becoming reality, and so on. Actually I think that a daily translation of the paper’s front page could offer enough material for a separate blog. Anyway, when I think that usually it should be the last one in these posts of translated front pages due to its lower circulation. I only place it first here because of its relation to the Economist’s cover.
Title: The evil plan of the New World Order’s “Messiah”
Another newspaper which chose to use the euro meteor illustration is Dimokratia.
Title: The Wehrmacht is approaching Europe
Overhead title: Everyone is talking about the coming financial Armageddon
“Ethnos” newspaper was the only one to reproduce the whole Economist front page, thus indirectly referring the source.
Title: A whole town is sleeping in the streets
Overhead title: Social shock – more than 20.000 homeless around Greece
Eleftherotypia and Kathimerini highlighted the continuing struggle of the Egyptians at Tahrir square.
Title: The extra tax will be paid too by unemployed who worked even for one day (in 2011)
Picture’s caption title: Tahrir square does not succumb
Title: Suffocation around the euro zone
Picture’s caption title: Egyptians overwhelm Tahrir square
Title: Run Lucas Run! (a cartoon depicts Lucas Papademos in the body of Pheidippides, the first “marathon runner”)
Overhead title: A 100-day race for the government
Title: Last chance for saving the euro
Overhead title: Germany leads euro zone off the cliff
Title: Countdown for the euro