Anti-austerity rallies in solidarity with Greece do scare “the European dominant forces” because the SYRIZA ‘virus’ can spread in their communities ,” Nikos Filis, parliamentary group spokesman of Syriza, said in an interview on Monday.
“The wave of protests indicates a new beginning, because the SYRIZA ‘virus’ can spread to the rest of Europe, the protests of solidarity with the Greekse show that people are against the austerity policies that degrade the lives of European citizens. These protests are a sign of a European perspective for changes and upheavals. And this scares the dominant forces in Europe. Because the SYRIZA virus can spread also in their communities. “
Commenting on the latest statement of EU President Jean-Claude Juncker and the attitude of European officials short before the start of the Eurogroup, Nikos Philis spoke of a “democracy deficit in Europe” and noted:
“They’ve stepped back from hat they were saying during the last days. It seems that they now insists of the completion of the Memorandum program, they harden their stance.”
Most likely the talks will not end today, there is a horizon until Feb 28th, Philis noted, stressing that the Eurogroup decision is not “technical” but “political”.
Thousands joined the solidarity protests on Sunday, not only in Greece but almost in all European capitals.
PS Governments applying strict austerity measures could be, of course, scared.
Can you imagine what will happen in the eurozone if ground-breaking political changes occur in Spain, Portugal and Ireland? Juncker, Merkel & Co may face the challenge to have to change the rules and reform Europe and the system that has been exceeded by the real life and the wrong policies that serving not the European spirit but only the interests of a few. And as Juncker said it clearly over the weekend: “We cannot change the rules, every time there are elections.”
“Can you imagine what will happen in the eurozone if ground-breaking political changes occur in Spain, Portugal and Ireland?”
Sure. The eurozone will cease to exist.