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Weekend as the politicians had a local cops to make sure law they can get a bailout money that doesn't -- the average Greek citizens.
Businesses are closing young people don't have jobs the country -- -- a name I'd say the country's in deep correction.
And it's gonna take years to get out of it -- -- and here is actually web -- fresh back from reporting on the situation in Greece he joins us now in New York -- welcome back thank you -- Now I want you if you will.
We're very lucky to live -- let me tell him correct -- I mean it is very very.
Critical on the streets of Greece no doubt about it you can tell what this is something -- say in the event and it was -- fan but in the three months until we came back the differences of -- sizzle of attempts this on the street there's a lot of hopelessness and the numbers bear out.
Homelessness up 25%.
Soup kitchens cropping up all over town and no hope for the future because.
That's a result of the cuts they've seen already and now to get the next round about money they need to cut even deeper in these people are desperate.
Now I got some figures from the New York Times Sunday magazine and one quarter of all businesses in Greece closed down.
That's astonishing number you know.
-- half of all small businesses are -- -- really is paying wages -- -- that was that they don't pay yeah what they should oral platinum is now without any pay.
And another amazing statistic.
Late last year.
I believe the government held a sort of seminar so yes to if you want to emigrate to Australia -- 42 people showed up yet they did the same thing again.
Showed up every day there along lines of both the US and Australian embassies with people who have there's a strong.
Connection US Greeks and Australian Greeks -- trying to find a link so that they can get out of the country.
People bearing their money in the backyard -- that -- more people selling gold going through the house trying Feingold.
I in some cases going into these stories those we spoke to one -- store owners had to come in -- crying they're selling a wedding bands to to trying to money to buy food.
Kids fainting at school -- this from woman -- -- kid -- in school only say it for five kids into the day that they're not eating enough.
-- -- the -- only best real -- real -- this the kind of hunger on the street that I would associate with 405060 years ago no this -- I truly believe this is the biggest meltdown of the western economy we've seen since the Second World War and is only gonna get one's I I just don't see any way out of it.
But what's the attitude towards the rest of Europe because he's the rest of Europe which is imposing -- -- step.
Bus -- and particularly the Germans I got to tell you it is the Bank of Greece has been -- -- out and called the bank of Berlin they believe that the Germans.
Very I'm feeling they don't understand the situation they also agree -- -- -- -- to say look we will.
To blame as well we have banks calling us saying they would have to like to take a -- go on a big expensive vacation by cop.
Those same banks -- back now saying where's my money where it was the money we gonna have its us -- we are all responsible but they do think.
That the austerity measures put in place in the assistance of Germany has gone beyond what is reasonable.
If they get two of free vote -- and the people say yes we accept this austerity from Germany or no we don't.
Which we think it would go no they don't.
There's a lot of -- -- a lot of -- -- he tries to disenfranchise kids.
Anywhere from fourteen to early twenty's that I have actually no hope they hate.
They hate the situation there in the -- going into schools do.
And same store owners.
Give -- money.
Historians -- saying -- -- I want those Nike tennis shoes -- want fracture don't want that missing noticed that Republicans but in his home business that it's come -- it's come to extortion.
What business owners are calling family members and friends to come down at night to protect their stores so that they won't -- -- that is the situation on the ground -- store owners perhaps technically have property and -- pulling people come down -- with these kids while walking around so.
Please leave us lovely this line and hunger in the schools yet it's -- -- India.
Well yes I -- is -- it's really absolutely willful and what's his -- won't like the costs.
Actually becomes what you're seeing politically is you have this coalition government in place right now but now.
The voters are stuck in don't fall left or extreme right and I think -- alone could also.
-- make the situation is suppose they got the money I know that they might get the money today without the -- very soon they get the money yes that relieve -- hunger that you told him it does not know it does not.
Why this is just to service debt stood assisted.
To put in the place that the things that they need to do to service that credit -- doesn't have a direct impact on the people on the ground that -- living hand to mouth not little.
Do you have any plans to this is not a facetious question not yet you might have to go back yes I think so I think we could very well be back that led the very -- to six -- we're gonna be back in the same.
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