Friday, April 03, 2015

Blog #7 Greece draws up drachma plans, prepares to miss IMF payment

We are a Left-wing government. If we have to choose between a default to the IMF or a default to our own people, it is a no-brainer,' says senior Greek official
Greece is in danger in not meeting the deadline. The government has to pay €458m on April 9th and f course they do not have the money. They are trying to find other solutions, because they do not want to shut down public services. They want the citizens to keep their jobs and are trying to find solutions for what will happen when they cannot pay the IMF.  The Greek government refuses to go take this humiliation that Europe is trying to put them through. They are aware of what will happen and are ready to face whatever comes. Alexis Tsipras believes and hopes that Angela Merkel will change her mind and will control this crisis. He believes she can believe in his plan and accept the suggestions on his list and the worst can be avoided.  Things in Greece right now are at extreme risk. The people in Greece do not know what they will wake up to and the government is trying non-stop to change the situation. Even if they find the money until April 9th, by May 12th they will have to have paid another €963.
                Greece is obviously going through a lot of troubles at the moment and not knowing what you will wake up to is tremendously nerve-breaking. The government has given some solutions to this problem, but European Officials need to get on board. As it seems they do not want to listen and try out Greece’s idea. 

Eugenia Marantos

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