This morning I wrote about Troikans being paranoid with a disease developing at full speed. Just hours later, my prediction came true. It’s all over the Greek press, that the Troika suggested that Greeks residing on islands with less than 150 inhabitants should be relocated somewhere else! This insane demand was allegedly revealed by Minister of Maritime Affairs Kostas Mousouroulis while he was attending a meeting with representatives of the maritime sector.
“At a meeting I had with the troika representatives they asked me to evacuate Greek islands with up to 150 inhabitants, because they are a burden to the state budget,” the minister said. “I immediately told them, you are crazy. We do not negotiate on this.” (Proto Thema)
The demand spread like a wild fire across the media, enforcing the Finance and the Maritime Affairs ministries to dismiss the claims.
Speaking to NewsIt.gr, Mousouroulis described the claims as a “bad joke” and more or less the same was the statements issued by both ministries. The rumors have nothing to do with reality,” said the FinMin statement.
Apparently their is also a dismiss by a spokeswoman of EU Commisssioner Olli Rehn.
After the official statements Proto Thema wrote:
“The Maritime Ministry tried to downgrade the issue and sources said that the demand was not proposed to the minister but to some ministry officials at a meeting with Troika’s technical team.”
Of course, now everybody wants to know who was the Troika-genious that came up with such an idea.
Meanwhile a lot of websites published lists of the island with less than 150 inhabitants. These are among others: Gavdos (150), Gaidouronisi (3), Pserimos (130), Kato Koufonisi (60), Telendos (54), Antikythira (44).
Ar real risk is the island of Irakleia with 151 inhabitants. Full List here.
Despite the official rejections of the news, it looks as if the proposal was made indeed by some member of the Troika technical team.
Speaking at the Parliament, Interior Minister Evripidis Stylianidis said:
“The foolishness of any foreign employee does not express the official politics of Greece.” (Ethnos.gr)
PS insanity attacks can be taken under control with the help of the little miracles invented by the pharma industry. No wonder, Greeks harass the Troikans wherever they see them…