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Thu Apr 30, 2015, 11:18 AM

Greece: Pensions cuts unconstitutional while eurocrats demand political cost!

A decision by the Supreme Court in Greece, comes in a very crucial moment for the negotiations with the lenders.

The Supreme Administrative Court of Greece has ruled that all cuts in pensions and the "zero deficit clause" are unconstitutional, the vice vice-speaker of the Greek parliament, Alexis Mitropoulos, revealed on ANT1 TV .

The ruling will be officially announced either later on Friday or Monday.

Pension cuts were imposed by successive Greek governments in the context of commitments assumed under the bailout agreements.

Greece is about to destroy the brutal neoliberal experiment and this will make Greece's lenders more aggressive. The decision by the supreme court is sending a clear signal to the elites that there is a solid front inside the country against their plans to impose further neoliberal catastrophic policies.

The negotiating power of SYRIZA coalition increases as recent polls have shown that the Greek people steadily support the government.


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no more banksters Apr 2015 OP
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Thu Apr 30, 2015, 11:40 AM

1. They are supportive now.

I am worried that Suriza is not doing a strong enough job educating people about what will happen should they be forced to leave the eurozone. I can't see the troika allowing them any decent terms, because to do so means accepting that neoliberalism does not work. If the people are not prepared to take the plunge, support may drop rapidly.

But then again, I am nowhere near as educated on this issue as I should be, and I could be totally wrong.

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