mardi 17 décembre 2013

La Grèce, le Tiers Monde de l'UE

La Grèce : le Tiers Monde en Europe

    Mon business > Economie
    Lu 1978x
    11 déc. 2013
    par Audrey Duperron

Trois millions de Grecs, soit plus de 27,7% de la population, n'ont plus accès aux soins de santé suite à la grave crise économique que traverse le pays. L’organisation humanitaire Médecins du Monde sonne l’alarme dans le journal français Le Monde : « Nous sommes très inquiets du nombre des gens qui ont perdu leur sécurité sociale en Grèce », ce qui entraîne en particulier « de graves conséquences pour la santé des enfants et des femmes enceintes », a dit Anna Maïli, qui dirige la branche grecque de l’organisation.

L'explosion du chômage (30% des femmes âgées d’entre 25 et 44 ans sont au chômage dans le pays) et le manque d’argent expliquent cette évolution préoccupante.

En conséquence, de nombreux enfants ne sont plus vaccinés. Médecins du Monde indique qu’elle a dû procéder à la vaccination de plus de 6000 enfants vivant sous le seuil de pauvreté qui lui ont été présentés au cours des neuf derniers mois. Sans couverture de santé, la vaccination d’un enfant se monte de 1.400 à 1.800 euros, une somme exorbitante pour beaucoup de foyers grecs.

En outre, les femmes enceintes sans sécurité sociale sont contraintes de payer elles-mêmes les frais occasionnés par les examens et l’accouchement. L’organisation a constaté que le nombre d'enfants morts-nés entre 2008 et 2011 a augmenté de plus de 21%.

Médecins du Monde évoque une « crise humanitaire en Grèce » et une « bombe sanitaire ». « Des enfants non vaccinés et non assurés sont exposés à un danger imminent. En plus de la mise en péril de leur propre santé, ces enfants sont exclus de l'école car, en raison d'instructions, des institutions scolaires refusent les enfants non vaccinés », a rappelé Nikitas Kanakis, l’un de ses représentants, au micro de la radio Sto Kokkino.
Source : http://www.express.be/business/fr/economy/la-grece-le-tiers-monde-en-europe.htm

jeudi 5 décembre 2013

D'après le dernier classement de Transparency International, la Grèce est toujours le pays le plus corrompu de l'UE

Greece Still EU’s Most Corrupt
By Andy Dabilis on December 3, 2013 in Crime, News, Politics

The 2013 ratings of 177 countries by the Berlin-based NGO Transparency International (TI) released on Dec. 3 showed that Greece is still the most corrupt country in the European Union, while Denmark is the least.


The ranking is based on an analysis of public sector corruption on a scale from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). Seven of the 28 EU member states scored below 50. Besides Denmark, as usual, the Scandinavian countries that have laws against corruption and enforce them, such as Finland and Sweden, while those with a reputation of flouting the law continue to rank the worst, such as Bulgaria, Italy and Romania.

It’s so bad for Greece that the country was rated the same as China, where corruption is runaway. The rankings were essentially redundant as they continued to show the same bad actors and good actors with very little change.

“The major movements, they are not dramatic, but you see that Spain and Slovenia dropped, whereas Estonia, Latvia, and Greece have improved by four points,” said Carl Dolan, TI’s EU office director, putting a glimmer of optimism on otherwise grim news: Greece is still very corrupt but not very, very corrupt.

While still at the bottom of the EU list, Greece made slight improvements compared to last year’s score of 36. Spain dropped to 59, compared to 65 in 2012. Slovenia slipped by four points to 57. Last week the anti-corruption commissioner Goran Klemencic resigned in protest over a “silent alliance” to block anti-fraud laws leaving the corrupt to run amok.

Dolan said corruption scandals on political party financing and lack of adequate protection for whistleblowers has undermined people’s confidence in the government, just as the NGO says every year and nothing changes anyway. “The ease with which dirty money can evade detection are problems that require a collective response from EU and national leaders,” he noted, recommendations that are annually ignored.

Meanwhile, many non-European countries scored well, with New Zealand sharing the top spot with Denmark and Uruguay, the Bahamas, and Chile all scored 71 along with France. Germany slipped a point from last year and scored 78, but is still ranked in the top 12.

The worst performers are Afghanistan, North Korea and Somalia, on just eight points each.

Huguette Labelle, TI’s Chairman, said: “The better performers face issues like state capture, campaign finance and the oversight of big public contracts which remain major corruption risks.” The EU, for its part, is set to publish its first anti-corruption report early next year.

The European Commission estimates that corruption costs the bloc €120 billion every year.
Source : http://greece.greekreporter.com/2013/12/03/greece-still-eus-most-corrupt/

Voir également : Aggravation de la corruption en Grèce

Les Grecs encore plus corrompus et fraudeurs qu'avant, selon le dernier rapport de Transparency International

La Grèce est plus corrompue que la Turquie, la Macedoine et la Bulgarie selon le classement de Transparency International (2010)

mercredi 4 décembre 2013

Scandales sexuels au sein du clergé orthodoxe grec

Scandals in the Greek Church Go Public
By Evangelia Kagkelidou on December 2, 2013 in Church, Community, News, Religion

There are serious concerns within the church after a sudden outburst of scandalous reports started circulating in the press and on the internet. Scandals involving priests.


The first incident to go public, included photographs of a priest who appears to be posing in a wedding dress and a fur. It was also revealed that an Archimandrite was searching for sexual partners on the internet, and showed himself completely naked in front of the camera.

A few days ago a further scandal broke, this time involving a military chaplain and his mistress. However, the most serious incident was the publication of a picture showing a metropolitan bishop of the Greek Church in the midst of a lewd act with another man.

According to the newspaper “Acropolis”, which was responsible for publishing the picture, the bishop himself had apparently contacted the reporter, warning him that he would kill himself if his name was made public. Furthermore, the bishop confirmed the authenticity of the image and admitted that it was part of an attempted extortion.

These first cases have already caused significant damage, and sources reveal that a direct response by the justice of the Church is to be expected.

The Church has not commented on the issue until today. They said that the focus is now on the meeting of the Holy Synod next week, where officials of the Orthodox church will be discussing how best to handle these cases.
Source : http://greece.greekreporter.com/2013/12/02/scandals-in-the-greek-church-go-public/

Voir également : Insolite : fétichisme nécrophile au sein du clergé grec-orthodoxe

Chypre : un pope grec reconnu coupable de viol