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Greece adopts anti-poverty law in face of EU opposition

Posted by seumasach on March 19, 2015

A “humanitarian crisis” is exactly the correct characterization of the situation prevailing in Greece as well as in  much of Europe, including, of course, Britain. It is crucial to support defendable red-lines in terms of minimum conditions of life regarding food, heating, shelter, water etc. just as one would do in a humanitarian crisis. The right to these requirements should be expressed in real terms, so much food, so much heating etc. since we are in an inflationary environment where wages and benefits are constantly being eroded.


18th March, 2015

The Greek parliament approved a “humanitarian crisis” bill Wednesday, the first of a raft of social measures proposed by new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, despite stiff opposition from the European Commission, who called the law a “unilateral” action.

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2 Responses to “Greece adopts anti-poverty law in face of EU opposition”

  1. smeddum said

    Reblogged this on CHARLIE REID COMMUNITY.

  2. smeddum said

    Reblogged this on Anti-austerity Scotland.

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