Provocative Stance by Troika

primaryresidentceauctionsThe negotiations between Troika and the Greek Government concerning Troika’s plans for the auctioning of primary residences, have reached their limits. Troika’s representatives appear to be adamant on the complete deregulation of commercial property leases and are indifferent about individuals who are not able to pay the agreed installments on time due to the economic recession.

According to Ethnos newspaper, Thomsen, Mors and Mazoux during their conversation with the Greek Minister of Finance, Yiannis Stouranaras, and the Greek Minister of Development, Costis Chatzidakis, made the following statement: “If you want to exercise social policy, you have to start looking for places to host those who are about to lose their houses.”

The Greek officials, during a recent meeting that took place approximately ten days ago, balked that “The banks are under the Greek State’s control and thus the rights of those who are in real need must be protected.”

This crosstalk, which was channeled to the newspaper by a Greek official who was present at the meeting, shows not only the tension of the negotiations, but also the strategy that both sides follow in order to support their position. At the same time, everyone realizes how provocative the attitude is, of the creditors’ representatives and their uncouth tendency to cause problems between the two sides.


  • TediUSA

    The ” provocative stance’ is by Greece,who refuses to live up to its promises to implement reforms in return for 250 billion of our cash it took under fraudulent pretexts!

  • Priestess

    Reforms are good and should continue but Troika is out of its depth.
    The Troika effect is that markets seize, economic activity paralyzes and the stock market loses large sums of money; in other words the exact opposite of what good reforms ought to do.

  • guest

    People that can’t pay their bills should lose their homes. It may sound harsh but if that isn’t done it will only encourage those people to not concern themselves too much with paying their obligations. If they are temporarily left homeless because of it, they should move in with other family/friends or seek homeless shelter until they can get back on their feet.

  • TediUSA

    What reforms?There have been none.

  • TediLiar
  • TediUSA

    The problem with Greece is that there are a lot of affluent people that can afford to pay off their loans and mortgages,yet they hide behind law provision choose not to.It is about time Troika puts an end to this practice.Also,the people who can’t afford their homes,should not be protected by the Greek state,this is not charity.If you can afford something,you won’t afford it-short and simple.Welcome to the real world.

  • TediUSA

    You can shove your lying Greeks media reports where sun doesn’t shine….you know where that is.

  • Priestess

    Then how come Greece is a the top of the reform EU table?

    How is it possible to have no reforms and then get top reformer place?

  • Polycrates

    If done in phases this may force the government to first loosen credit restrictions and transfer costs and may help the economy over time. Otherwise the Chinese, Germans and Russians will be snapping up prestige properties leaving the table scraps to linger in an already bloated real estate market with few qualified buyers.

  • Polycrates

    Now is the time to get the word out to your affluent American friends to buy property in Greece on the cheap. If they pay in dollars (preferably cash) they’ll get a special insider’s discount.

  • TediUSA

    Naa.I would not invest in Mafia Socialist countries like Greece or Bulgaria,not even a cent,sorry.I have no intention to be ripped off.

  • TediUSA

    Naaa,I would not invest a single penny in Mafia socialist countries like Greece and Bulgaria,sorry. I have no intention to be ripped off.Do you know the American saying:A fool and his money are easily parted?Find other suckers,Greece -the Catari maybe?

  • Ausgreek

    Let the truth set you free from your simple Americanisms.

    OECD-Greece has made impressive headway in consolidating its public finances and undertaking key structural reforms to boost productivity and enhance competitiveness…..
    http://www.oecd.org/newsroom/greece-structural-reforms-under-way-but-more-progress-needed-in-boosting-market-dynamism.htm

  • Polycrates

    Several affluent American “suckers” already have parted big time in Greece and are very happy. What’s holding back the others besides 91.5 million unemployed and 17 trillion debt? Even with American freshly printed play money, you can still live large among the mafia-socialist types. Join the high society social mixers exchanging tales with Tom Hanks of lost luggage, delayed charter flights and lost limousines on his yacht.

  • Ausgreek

    The OECD is lying too of course.
    Any bulls..t to try & win an argument eh ..Teddy the Turd???

  • Ausgreek

    No links???
    Didn’t think so!!!

  • guest

    I try my best to just ignore the troll. Feeding him only encourages him.

  • TediNazi
  • John Smith

    Tedi, No one is interested in your misguided and uninformed opinions. Clearly, you have deep seated psychological problems and reading your posts one can only imaging what a horrible life you have had, if the highlight of your day is trolling Greek websites to elicit some sort of reaction. Are you that lonely? Are you that bereft of human contact. I actually feel sorry for you. You need help… The hatred within you is poisoning your soul…

  • Ausgreek

    I can see Tedi sobbing right now!!
    Perhaps nurse Jackie has given him some medication to calm him down!!

  • John Smith

    Tedi needs Nurse Ratched to really calm her down… Poor Tedi…

  • Diogenes

    Waste of time talking sense to Tedi …
    Tedi is from the united states of Albania

  • Paul Johnston

    Read from Kathimerini news on Sunday!

    “A Democracy for the Few”

    By Alexis Papachelas– ekathimerini.com , Sunday December 1, 2013 (16:37)

    One of the most popular theories among the champions of self-serving inertia
    is that Greece has reached the point where it cannot take any more changes or
    reforms, a theory trumpeted mainly by those who are deeply embroiled in party
    mechanisms or accustomed to living off the state. Is there any truth in the
    theory, or is it just convenient?

    Greece is not being swept away in a reformist tide by any means, as denial,
    conspiracy theories and naysaying continue to dominate the public dialogue.
    There is only a handful of politicians who are willing to discuss reforms and
    even fewer who are actually implementing them, and the worst thing is that
    reforms have become indelibly linked to the memorandum, thereby decreasing their chances of success even further.

    http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite3_1_01/12/2013_530158

  • Paul Johnston

    Read from Kathimerni on Sunday….

    “A Democracy for the Few”

    By Alexis Papachelas

    One of the most popular theories among the champions of self-serving inertia
    is that Greece has reached the point where it cannot take any more changes or
    reforms, a theory trumpeted mainly by those who are deeply embroiled in party
    mechanisms or accustomed to living off the state. Is there any truth in the
    theory, or is it just convenient?

    Greece is not being swept away in a reformist tide by any means, as denial,
    conspiracy theories and naysaying continue to dominate the public dialogue.
    There is only a handful of politicians who are willing to discuss reforms and
    even fewer who are actually implementing them, and the worst thing is that
    reforms have become indelibly linked to the memorandum, thereby decreasing their chances of success even further.

    http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite3_1_01/12/2013_530158

  • Robert Powell PhD

    Read from Kathimerni on Sunday….

    “A Democracy for the Few”

    By Alexis Papachelas

    One of the most popular theories among the champions of self-serving inertia is that Greece has reached the point where it cannot take any more changes or reforms, a theory trumpeted mainly by those who are deeply embroiled in party mechanisms or accustomed to living off the state. Is there any truth in the theory, or is it just convenient?

    Greece is not being swept away in a reformist tide by any means, as denial, conspiracy theories and naysaying continue to dominate the public dialogue. There is only a handful of politicians who are willing to discuss reforms and even fewer who are actually implementing them, and the worst thing is that reforms have become indelibly linked to the memorandum, thereby decreasing their chances of success even further.

    http://www.ekathimerini.com/4d

  • The Truth is…

    Sorry to say that Greece did not achieve anything yet other then increasing Taxes and cut pensions…The surplus they are talking about is from Tax collections…

  • ripsokindynos

    You are an idiot.

  • ripsokindynos

    I agree that it is exactly what the political parties want because they fear the thought that mandatory firing of public workers will lead to either revolution or elections. In the second case, it most likely means a win for Tsipras only because the people do not have any other real option.

  • TediUSA

    Greece will declare Bankruptcy and go back to the Drachma in the next 4 years according to FT:

    http://www.tovima.gr/en/article/?aid=544688

    Ha ha ha ha ha,Trolls?

  • TediUSA

    Are you Albanian-Greek gipsy yourself?

  • TediUSA
  • Ausgreek

    Tedi the Turd has discovered links has he???
    But typically his research is very narrow and only what supports his argument.
    An ignorant man this Tedi.
    He reads an article with some ones opinion…about something that might happen in the future…. then regurgitates it as fact …as if it happened yesterday!!
    Poor American ( or Albanian or Fyromite or Turk) slob!!

  • Ausgreek

    No link??
    Didn’t think so!

  • tediSkopian

    Tedi”USA” is probably a slav from Skopia. Its mostly the alexander-the-great-skis that try to hide their heritage online.

    Think about it. They are willing to consciously lie and lie about being “Macedonian” so clearly they have no problem with lying,

  • Diogenes

    What ever he is, he should stick to the porn and leave the discussion to the adults.