"Money for Education and Health, not for banks, ministries, debt," a sign reads at a Greek austerity protest. Nov. 6, 2014 (photo: Dionysis Kouris/Flickr) - Credit: "Money for Education and Health, not for banks, ministries, debt," a sign reads at a Greek austerity protest. Nov. 6, 2014 (photo: Dionysis Kouris/Flickr)
Wednesday, 1 July 2015 - 09:52
Poll: Nearly 90 pct. think Greece should quit complaining
The vast majority of Dutch people think that Greece should stop complaining and accept the latest proposal by the European Union countries and the Intentional Monetary Fund on their debt problem. This is according to an online poll by Z24.nl on Monday. More than 5,200 people participated in the poll. On the question "are the creditors asking to much of Greece?", 88 percent of respondents answered: "No, the requirements aren't too bad, Greece should not complain". Only 12 respondents answered "yes, more cutbacks are ruining the country". The country's lending program ended on Tuesday. This means that Greece can no longer claim support from the second aid tool of the European bailout fund. Greece submitted a last minute proposal for a 2 year support program of 30 billion euros earlier this week. This proposal was rejected by the euro zone's finance ministers on Tuesday, AD reports. A Greek exit from the European Union, the so-called Grexit, now seems like a likely possibility. The Greek government has now submitted another letter, which the euro group will discuss on Wednesday.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs updated its travel advisory on Greece on Monday, advising travelers visiting the country to take enough cash to pay for everything during their stay, as it may be impossible to draw money in the country.
Eurogroup teleconference Wednesday 11:30am, to discuss state of play #Greece— Jeroen Dijsselbloem (@J_Dijsselbloem) June 30, 2015