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The Press Project (Greece)

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The Press Project - Greece | 09/06/2014

Cabinet reshuffle in Athens only helps banks

Two weeks after his defeat in the European elections, the conservative Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras reshuffled his government on Monday. Among other moves he replaced finance minister Ioannis Stournaras with economist Gikas Hardouvelis and the health minister Adonis Georgiadis with the ex-fascist Makis Voridis. Web portal The Press Project suspects nothing good will come of the new cabinet for the people of Greece: "Samaras' decision shows that he is once again ignoring the citizens' interests and has decided to save the banks at the expense of the people. The new government is a mixture of right-wing extremists, conservatives and submissive politicians, put together with an eye to party interests. And it allows [socialist] Pasok to participate more, even though the latter was weakened in the elections. The middle class and the low earners can expect nothing positive from this government. With it the crisis will continue to be an opportunity for the banks and a tragedy for everyone else."

The Press Project - Greece | 26/03/2014

Greece wants a blue collar generation

The Greek Education Ministry has put out two advertisements meant to dissuade secondary school students from going to university, advising them to learn a trade instead. The news portal The Press Project suspects a well-calculated strategy: "Of course there's nothing wrong with a young person wanting to become an electrician or a seamstress. But it's unacceptable for the education minister to systematically destroy the education system by discouraging young people from going to university. Let's not fool ourselves: these advertisements are aimed at children from the poorest classes, and not at those attending private schools. A few months ago the education minister said there was nothing wrong with being a tradesman or a technician. Clearly the government wants to limit access to higher education. ... Coincidentally, this goal is exactly the same as that of creditors who want nothing more than cheap workers who don't have rights or make demands."

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