Domino Effect

BERLIN/THESSALONIKI (Own report) – Berlin and the EU are massively violating Greece’s sovereignty to secure their political domination over Southeastern Europe. As was revealed by documents from the Athens-based Troika, with two German functionaries in the leadership, the government in Athens has received instructions on how to bypass the Greek Parliament. To counteract the foreseeable consequences of this interference – which is provoking protests and strengthening the camp of the opposition parties – Berlin is handing out money to Greek journalists, religious representatives, and artists. This interference is targeting the Greek public to neutralize the growing demands for restitution of debts stemming from Nazi crimes. It is also aimed at undermining the lawsuit against the Federal Republic of Germany, filed by Thessaloniki’s Jewish community. The German foreign ministry is in control of the payments to network the Greek “civil society” with the German elite.

In the correspondence marked “strictly confidential” between the Troika and the Greek government, comments on proposed legislation were in marginal notes, such as “to be rejected” or “insufficient.”[1] When imposing mass layoffs, the parliamentary process should be circumvented, according to the document. “It would be wrong to create a commotion in parliament, when we can propose and implement other solutions, to achieve our goals,” according to an email addressed to the government in Athens by the EU controllers Matthias Mors und Klaus Masuch from Germany. “These documents are evidence of an anti-democratic policy, seeking means to bypass parliament when implementing laws” wrote the Investigative magazine Hot Doc in Athens.[2]

A Hoax

Berlin’s foreign ministry is allocating a million Euros under its 0502 budget heading for a “German-Greek Fund for the Future” – which happens to be German, but not Greek. The Greek government financially is not participating. When Greek President Papoulias paid an official visit to Berlin in September 2014, he was presented this fait accompli. Papoulias’ presence, at the time, in the German Presidential Office was also used to announce the alleged foundation of a “German-Greek Youth Forum” – a hoax propagated by the government-financed Deutsche Welle Radio.[7] To implement their unilateral initiative for that alleged “youth forum,” the German side simply presented a “statement of intention,” that the Greek Ambassador was compelled to sign in the Bellevue Castle without having cleared up fundamental issues – particularly contentious is how German war debts and the German Reich’s criminal finance transfers will be handled.

Enticing Offers

With the initial funding from the 0502 budget heading, the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs is casting nets in Greece, to lure Greek journalists, representatives of the Orthodox Church and critical youth to make them pliable to Berlin’s wishes. Similar enticing offers are being made to those working in the arts in Athens, Thessaloniki, Ioannina, Florina and Korfu, to get them to participate in German state-financed joint “projects.” This offers an alluring perspective, given the widespread social misery, with an up to 50 percent unemployment rate and an empty national budget. The objective is to influence Greek public opinion and establish ties between this influential segment of Greek society and sectors of the German elite (“create networks with like-minded in Germany”).[8]

Overall Strategy

December 15, 2014, the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs pulled in its nets for the first time and held a reception in the ministry in Berlin for paid “groups of visitors from Greece” along with “representatives of the German civil society.” The objective was to feed the guests’ “exiting ideas” into the German lobbying concepts, to develop an “overall political strategy.”[9] This is intended to absolutely avoid paying restitution of the billions in unpaid damages that Germany owes Greece.

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