Creditors Force Greece to Impose More Austerity in Exchange for Bailout

HeadlineMay 03, 2017

In Greece, international creditors have once again forced the Greek government to impose austerity measures in exchange for another round of bailouts. The austerity measures include raising taxes and cutting pensions. This is an 80-year-old pensioner in Athens.

Andreas Drimalas: “When will pensioners finally stop paying for this? This is our money! We have been working for 40 years, and, unfortunately, they are taking it, and now we don’t have enough to live on. It’s a shame that they have reached such a level that they have to exploit people who are in the last stages of their lives. This is really terrible.”

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