Greeks in crisis

Greeks see ‘same culture’ in new financial measures

Kai Ryssdal and Tommy Andres Jul 21, 2015
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Greeks see ‘same culture’ in new financial measures

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Greece’s financial crisis improved slightly today in the wake of the bailout news. However, people in the country can’t stop talking about the continued problem, says Tonia Korka, a Greek resident and part-time research associate at the Hellenic Institute of International and Foreign Law. 

“You can hear it all over the streets. People are walking and talking about what is going on with the banks,” Korka says.

Korka says that the people in Greece are optimistic, but are still waiting for improvements. “We are hoping that something is going to change because we cannot do anything else,” she says. “but unfortunately when I hear about the measures and what they promised, I see the same culture.”

For Korka, it’s hard to see how these measures are going to help. “I can’t understand how they are thinking that the economy is going to grow again if they don’t give some motives to cover the sanction,” she says. “I don’t know. It’s crazy.”

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