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ORIGINAL FRENCH ARTICLE: Marie-George Buffet dénonce le "chantage au peuple grec"

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Marie-George Buffet Condemns “Blackmailing of Greek People”

Translated Sunday 17 June 2012, by Gene Zbikowski and reviewed by Henry Crapo

Marie George Buffet firmly backed the Greeks in an RFI radio interview on the second round of French legislative elections. There are also elections in Greece on June 17, elections which the troika wants to kidnap.

There must be no “blackmailing of the Greek people,” who go to the polls on June 17, French Communist Party deputy Marie-George Buffet said in a June 15 interview on the RFI radio network. She hopes to see “the resistance of the Greek people becoming stronger with the legislative elections.” She thus condemns the troika and the free trade capitalism parties in Greece, which are threatening the country with a vague exit from the euro should the left-wing Syriza coalition win, but she also refuted the words of François Hollande, who on Greek television warned of an exit from the euro zone if Greece does not respect its commitments.

“It would be a very strong sign at the European Union level to see the resistance (to austerity policies) of the Greek people becoming stronger with these elections,” the former national secretary of the French Communist Party added on June 15. “It isn’t possible to get out of the economic crisis with austerity policies. This can be seen in Greece, it can be seen in Italy. The solution lies in a renegotiation of the treaty along very clear lines. For example, changing the role of the European Central Bank. The ECB has to be able to lend directly to member states.” “We’re not going to be able to pull Europe out of the economic crisis that it’s in without renegotiating the (budgetary discipline) treaty, nor without leaving behind the dogma of unfettered competition and the pitting of the peoples of Europe against one another!”


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