My personal comment, before viewing the photos below:
The austerity plan must be so tough so nobody else to ask for it (merkel).
Greece should stick to the plan and reforms as dictated by the austerity plan (laggarde).
Greeks are tax avoiders (German minister of economics).
The only thing I can tell you, is shame on you.
But punishment is coming back and in many ways. It’s a matter of time and patience only.
We will suffer but we will stand up again. It will take time but here we will be. You?
Starving Greeks queued around the block for free food handouts yesterday as the country’s politicians managed to end a crippling stalemate to form a coalition government.
Young children as well as the elderly waited in line in Athens to collect the parcels of fruit and vegetables donated by farmers from Crete to help ease the devastating austerity faced by many Greeks.
Lifeline: Hundreds of poverty-stricken Greeks are queuing for free vegetable handouts as politicians finally agree to form a coalition government
Desperate: An elderly lady, left, and a woman, accompanied by her son, carries a box of vegetables as thousands of Greeks and foreign immigrants line up during a free vegetables giveaway
Despair: Pensioners joined the lengthy queues behind barriers in Athens where people were waiting for a free food handout
Hungry: Greeks line up for the food handouts, donated by Crete’s farmers
Austerity: Many Greeks cannot afford to feed themselves as deep austerity measures imposed by Europe as part of the bailout agreement take their toll
- Greek vote ‘too close to call’ (bbc.co.uk)
- Greek parties agree to form coalition government (wtvm.com)
- It can’t be true. The real view of the Greek austerity program (oyiabrown.com)