Δευτέρα, Οκτωβρίου 11, 2010

Τη συνέντευξη στο CNBC την θυμάται κάποιος;


11 Δεκεμβρίου 2009. CNBC. Ο Παπανδρέου συκοφαντεί τους Έλληνες στο εξωτερικό. Την κρίσιμη στιγμή που είχαμε βγει στη γύρα για δανεικά μιλούσε για "συστημική διαφθορά από την κορυφή μέχρι τον πάτο".
Όποιος αμφιβάλλει, να τη διαβάσει. Την παραθέτουμε ως έχει...

Greece to Tackle Deficit, Corruption: Prime Minister

Published: Friday, 11 Dec 2009 | 6:08 AM ET

European leaders have pressed the country to launch tough reforms without alarming financial markets.

Greece is a repeat offender under the European Union's budget rules, as borrowing costs jumped since the Socialists revealed 2009's deficit would climb to 12.7 percent of gross domestic product. The country could become the euro zone's most indebted member in terms of GDP next year.

Based on EU Commission forecasts, Greece's debt will rise to 124.9 percent of GDP next year, becoming the highest ratio in the 16-nation euro zone.


But Greece promised to do whatever it takes to check its vast deficit, responding to a backlash from markets unnerved by Fitch Ratings cutting Greek debt to BBB+ with a negative outlook, citing fiscal deterioration in the euro zone's weakest member.

"We are absolutely aware of the problems," new Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou told CNBC. "We are ready to deal with the problems."

The country's new government has come in with a mandate for major change. It plans to cut down on bureaucracy, spending and corruption, according to Papandreou.

Papandreou outlined plans to turn Greece into a "more sustainable and competitive economy" and alleviate its burgeoning debt. They included cutting the country's major budget by 4 percent to get it to 9 percent of GDP next year.

He said the government had already decided to reduce government spending by 10 percent, saying it needs to be "much more thrifty in the way we use our money."

"The basic problem in Greece is we have systemic corruption," Papandreou said. In the past loose legislation has led to "a huge wave of tax evasion," but that the government plans to tackle this, he told CNBC.

Another way in which the government plans to reduce its debt is by changing the tax system, putting it all online, thereby decreasing manpower and the likelihood of problems like tax fraud.

The government structure will also change drastically under the new leadership, as part of Papandreou's cost-cutting plans include reducing Greece's five levels of government to three in coming months.

© 2010 CNBC.com

Σημείωση: Η φωτό που έχει το online άρθρο του CNBC δεν είναι αυτή του ΓΑΠ με την παντιέρα stars n' stripes. Είχαν την Ακρόπολη αλλά δεν νομίζουμε ότι ταυτίζεται αυτό το παγκόσμιο σύμβολο με την έννοια της διαφθοράς...

2 σχόλια:

Μύθος είπε...

Δεν έχετε παράπονο ρε παίδες! Είπε ότι η διφθορά είναι "from the top to the bottom". Ποιός ήταν τότε TOP??? Ο ίδιος μήπως;;;

Adiavroxoi είπε...

Σωστόόόόόόός! Χαίρε Μύθε!