Nur noch Chaos in Griechenland: Statt Lohn, wird auf Arbeiter mit Schrott Kugeln geschossen


Die Story kommt auch in Albanischen Medien, weil es überwiegend Albaner waren, welche ihren Lohn wollten


Schrottkugeln statt Lohngelder

Das Recht im heutigen Griechenland ist zu Anbruch des vierten Jahrs unter der Aufsicht des IWF immer mehr das Recht des Stärkeren. Dies bekamen am Mittwoch knapp 200 in Manolada als Erntehelfer tätige Immigranten aus Bangladesh zu spüren. Sie warteten seit nunmehr sechs Monaten auf ihren Lohn und hatten sich zusammengefunden, um gemeinsam beim Arbeitgeber vorstellig zu werden. Dabei soll sich die Gruppe nach Angaben der Polizei „bedrohlich“ auf die griechischen Vorarbeiter der Vangelatos AG, einem Zulieferer großer Supermarktketten zubewegt haben. Die Vorarbeiter eröffneten daraufhin das Feuer und verletzten zahlreiche Arbeiter. Insgesamt sollen 28 Personen mit Schussverletzungen ins Krankenhaus eingeliefert worden sein, bei vier davon heißt es, dass sie sich in einem kritischen Zustand befänden.

Albanian`s election?


18 Apr 13
Albania Election Commission Row Alarms US

The Unites States expressed concern on Monday that a power struggle among Albanian parties to control the Central Electoral Commission, CEC, will hamper the June 23 elections.

Besar Likmeta


Waiting for the voting centre to open – Albanian parliamentary elections, Vlora, 3 July 2005 | Photo by : OSCE/Karin Fallman

“We are concerned about the political tensions that we have noticed, as we head toward this election process,” Jonathan Moore, Director for Southern and Central European Affairs in the US State Department said in Tirana.

Moore visited Tirana on the heels of a controversial vote in parliament on Monday, which sacked a member of the Central Electoral Commission, CEC, who had been proposed by the Socialist Movement for Integration, LSI.

A former junior government partner, the LSI left the government two weeks ago to join the Socialist-led opposition ahead of the June 23 parliamentary elections.

The opposition condemned the vote, arguing that there was no legal basis to dismiss the commissioner and that his sacking put the independence of the CEC at risk.

The CEC is a seven-member collegial body tasked with overseeing elections in Albania. Although, its members are proposed by political parties, with a formula that grants the

ruling coalition the right to propose four of the seven members, the CEC is considered an independent institution.

Two other member of the CEC, who had been proposed by the opposition Socialists, resigned in protest on Monday and Tuesday after parliament sacked their colleague, describing the move as unconstitutional.

A third member, from the Union for Human Rights, the Greek minority party, suspended work in protest on Thursday, bringing the commission to a standstill.

According to the electoral code, over the next two days the Socialist-led opposition needs to nominate two new candidates for the CEC, then to be approved in parliament. However, the Socialists have declared that they will withhold the nominations.

Moore said that parliament’s decision to sack the CEC commissioner was highly questionable from a legal basis; however, parties had to find a way to move the process forward, he added.

“We want the CEC to function, because if this does not happen, there will be no elections on June 23,” he concluded.

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Romania: non-performing loans in the banking system have reached around 17 per cent

and in Albania: 24 % bad loans

19 Apr 13
Personal Bad Loans Spike in Romania

Around 700,000 Romanians, many hit by international currency fluctuations, are struggling to keep up with their mortgages and rents.

Marian Chiriac


The number of people constantly struggling to pay their rent or mortages almost doubled in the last four years, mainly due to the economic crisis affecting Romania and to the adverse effects of changes in exchange rates.

Some 700,000 Romanians, out of a population of 19.5 million, are currently facing difficulties in repaying their loans, according to data from Credit Bureau, a body which register bad track records in paying.  They have to pay back around Lei 9.6 billion (2.2 billion euro).

”Most people who register delays in paying their monthly installments simply say they do not have enough money to pay on time”, says Serban Epure, director at Credit Bureau.

Many Romanians are hit by the rising value of some international currencies, mainly the Swiss franc, which was a popular option with banks offering loans in recent years.

But recent changes in the exchange rate have adversely affected borrowers, as the Romanian leu has fallen by 100 per cent in value against the franc since 2008, when borrowing in francs looked a relatively cheap deal.

As a result, the cost of mortgages taken out in Swiss francs has soared and thousands of people face demands for the repossession of their properties, as they cannot keep up with the loans.

Some borrowers say that the banks misled them and encouraged to take out foreign currency loans without warning them of the dangers.

While the government says the risks involved remain “reasonable”, official data show that non-performing loans in the banking system have reached around 17 per cent of total lending…..