Investors Can’t Buy, Only Lease Greek islands



Greek-islandsPushed hard by international lenders to speed the pace of privatizations and selling off state lands, the Greek government has instead submitted to Parliament an amendment that would allow investors to lease islands instead of purchasing them.

The proposal also would require a number of ministries and the heads of the armed forces to approve the transactions, which could complicate the process and add to the country’s labyrinthine bureaucratic procedures that have already warded off potential investors.

The legislation tabled by Defense Minister Panos Panayiotopoulos requires the heads of the Defense and Public Order ministries to give their okay on the the lease of any Greek islands as well as permission from military chiefs who could block any deals. Critics of privatization have said Greece could lose valuable assets forever in return for a one-time infusion of cash that would do little to reduce the country’s staggering $460 billion debt.

There was no response yet from the Troika of the European Union-International Monetary Fund-European Central Bank (EU-IMF-ECB) which is putting up $325 billion in two bailouts to prop up the country’s faltering economy on whether the restrictions would meet their approval as they wanted Greece to get cash fast through sales of assets.

 


21 COMMENTS

  1. “Investors Can’t Buy, Only Lease Greek islands”

    Which is very wise.When we start selling of Greek islands we start losing control of those islands. Long term leasing property is how China eventually got Hong Kong back from the British.

    Someone that wants to turn a island into a colony would not invest. Someone that is serious in investing would be willing to lease an island on the cheap if they can turn a profit.

     

  2. They Wanted to by our Islands? The hell with that Greece is not for sell. Now private Greek Citizens and companies want to buy state assess and government land thats another thing.

  3.  If Germans had been forced to sell off their assets to pay for damages they caused in two consequitive world wars there would be no Germany left. We should be prepared to privatize state businesses but not sell off islands. Most of the foreigners that want to do this have no interest in protecting Greece. They will just use them as colonies for their own country.

    A perfect example of this is the US. They both bought large tracts of Indian lands as well as illegally invaded. Today not a single independent Indian nation exists in north America despite that their ancestors have lived there thousands of years.

  4. Leasing islands…..a fools endeavor. Greece changes their taxation laws faster then hookers change their panties. The day after they finish construction of a major project, the taxman will tear the tits off milking it.  

    Only stupid people will put their money in Greece OR people who will payoff politicians to keep the taxman at bay.

  5. Lets not forget the middle class and poor have been ripping off the system blind the last few years too. All Greek patriots should opposite anti-elite rhetoric because the ones that will capitalize from it will be the communists.

  6. European and other countries don’t care Greece, because they are barbarians. Greece saved the western civilization and we must pay them back? What a joke. I hope the aliens gonna wipe those barbarians and Greece will be only alive on this planet with the friendly aliens together who saved Greece. Soon.

  7. Still going on about the war you git. Germany attacked the whole of Europe as well. What about all the minorities Greece attacked including the Turks & Macedonians? What about the Aegean land Greece stole by killing off the minorities.

    How about Kokarella, get a job, get a goat & be happy.

  8. Once the lease holders squat on the island, they are there for keeps.

    It’s how you Modern Greeks became Greek after all. You were Albanians & Turks & God knows what before you started squatting on ancient land & talk how you are related to Pericles, Aritotle & Pythagoras. If you were, your country wouldn’t be fail today

  9. Why should they be allowed to buy?!?!?  No other country in the world sells their land, why should Greece be the first.  Lease it for 99 years as many other countries do.
     

  10.  Have to love how you reference the Skopians as “macedonians”. Surely not another Skopian false flag handle.

    How is the weather in Skopje dear? Whats with you trolls turning into “ancient macedonians” all of a sudden? And whats with all your so-called “human rights’ supporters pretending not to notice?

  11.  He Skopian what did your government officials mean by these long forgotten words?

    ‘We are not related
    to the northern Greeks who produced leaders like Philip and Alexander the
    Great. We are a Slav people and our language is closely related to Bulgarian.’
    – FYROM´s Ambassador to Canada Gyordan Veselinov, Ottawa Citizen Newspaper,
    February 24 1999

     

    ‘We do not claim to
    be descendants of Alexander the Great.’ – FYROM’S Ambassador Ljubica Acevshka,
    to US representatives in Washington on January 22 1999

    “The creation
    of the Macedonian nation, for almost half of a century, was done in a condition
    of single-party dictatorship. In those times, there was no difference between
    science and ideology, so the “Macedonian” historiography, unopposed by anybody,
    comfortably performed a selection of the historic material from which the
    “Macedonian” identity was created. There is nothing atypical here for the
    process of the creation of any modern nation, except when falsification from
    the type of substitution of the word “Bulgarian” with the word “Macedonian”
    were made.” (Denko Maleski, former Minister of foreign affairs of FYROM
    in an interview to FYROM newspaper Utrinski Vesnik)

  12. Keep up the great work trying to delete Greeks Skopian.

    The idea that
    Alexander the Great belongs to us was at the mind of some outsider groups only.
    These groups were insignificant in the first
    years of our independence. But the big problem is that the old Balkan nations
    have been learned to legitimize themselves through their history. In the
    Balkans to be recognized as a nation you need to have history of 2,000 to 3,000
    years old. Since you (Greece ) forced us to invent a history, we did invent
    it.'(FYROM Foreign Minister Denko Maleski)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlDLmufGHqQ&feature=related

  13. Btw – Please  notice the alleged “Greek” (who;s  currently obsessively stalking me under his most recent handle “Alex Prime mInister of Greece” and now claims to be a Golden Dawn supporter). He didn’t say a peep of protest towards the obvious Skopian on this thread. (“Mental retard Kosta”). The same alleged “Golden Dawn” supporter also doesn’t make any anti-Skopian posts and constantly defends Syriza supporters that post to this website. While he speaks Greek (or is using some sort of online translation engine) I think its a good case that he’s a Greek speaking Skopian (or one really sick Greek). If you read any Macedonia related article online you’ll notice lots of new accounts set up by people that claim to be Greek or third parties but end up sounding exactly like Risto Stefov or constantly attack Greeks.Our brain dead leftists….that claim to care about racism.. .seemingly are oblivious to the facts Greeks are currently the target of massive racism (including people that are literally trying to ethnically erase us)

  14. Those islands belonged to us in the first place jackass. We’ve been in the region for thousands of years. Everyone else are johnny come lately’s

  15. Macedonians are Macedonian. I have never come across one Greek to say ” I’m Macedonian”. Your thick head thinks that because its embedded by your Government that your direct descendants are Ancient Greek & you feel Greek then you must be Greek. Never mind that in between the 5000 years there was demographic movement with Albania, Turksey, the Balkans etc. that you could actually be of mongrel stock & not blue blood?

    Your J2 haplotype genes have given you an inferior complex & a mental disease with a Turkish family name.

  16.  I agree Macedonians are Macedonians… and you slavs are not Macedonians. Given you hate Hellenism you are effectively antiamacdonians. What Macedonian would hate the culture and language of his own claimed ancestors and instead prefer to be Slavic?

    My family name is not “turkish” and the J2 Haplogroup is strongly linked to ancient Greeks you illiterate.

  17. ” I have never come across one Greek to say ” I’m Macedonian”

    Because you have never been to Macedonia and spoken to a Macedonian. You Skopians live in ancient Paeonia. If you want to meet a real Macedonia visit  THE original Kingdom of Macedonia… located entirely in Greece.

  18.  Sorry. You must have reading comprehension problems. Whats with you non-Macedonian slavs living in ancient Paeonia turning into descendents of ancient Macedonians all of sudden?

    ‘We do not claim to
    be descendants of Alexander the Great.’ – FYROM’S Ambassador Ljubica Acevshka, to US representatives in Washington, January 22 1999

    ‘We are not related
    to the northern Greeks who produced leaders like Philip and Alexander the
    Great. We are a Slav people and our language is closely related to Bulgarian.’
    – FYROM´s Ambassador to Canada Gyordan Veselinov, Ottawa Citizen Newspaper,
    February 24 1999

  19. Are you ashamed of your BULGARIAN heritage Skopian?
     

    “The creation
    of the Macedonian nation, for almost half of a century, was done in a condition
    of single-party dictatorship. In those times, there was no difference between
    science and ideology, so the “Macedonian” historiography, unopposed by anybody,
    comfortably performed a selection of the historic material from which the
    “Macedonian” identity was created. There is nothing atypical here for the
    process of the creation of any modern nation, except when falsification from
    the type of substitution of the word “Bulgarian” with the word “Macedonian”
    were made.” (Denko Maleski, former Minister of foreign affairs of FYROM
    from 1991 to 1993 in an interview to FYROM newspaper Utrinski Vesnik)

  20.  According to Skopian scientists you former ethnic Bulgarians are nearly identical biologically to your long lost Bulgarian cousins.

    b92.net/eng/news/society-article.php?yyyy=2012&mm=01&dd=22&nav_id=78407

  21. Hey “Alex Prime Minister”. Didn’t you claim to be a Golden Dawn supporter? Where are you? We missed you on this thread with Skopian troll. Funny how you never say anything negative about skopians or communists.

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