Saturday, May 26, 2012

Γκάρντιαν και Χέραλτ:'This is payback for Greece' ..Η Λαγκάρντ απαντά στους Έλληνες μέσω fb


 IMF boss Christine Lagarde has said Greece's economic crisis is "payback" for years of dodging taxes and that she's more concerned by poverty in Africa.
THE head of the IMF has said she is more concerned about poor Africans than by Greeks hit by the economic crisis.
IMF boss Christine Lagarde told the Guardian newspaper in an interview published online on Friday, "As far as Athens is concerned, I also think about all those people who are trying to escape tax all the time. All these people in Greece who are trying to escape tax."
The IMF managing director said Greeks should "help themselves collectively" by "all paying their tax", adding that she thought "equally" about those deprived of public services by the crisis and those involved in tax avoidance.
Caught in a fifth straight year of recession, Greece is struggling to apply a tough austerity overhaul in return for EU-IMF loans, but has already made drastic cuts to public services.
On children affected by the cuts, Ms Lagarde said their parents needed to take responsibility.
"Parents have to pay their tax," she was quoted as saying.
"I think more of the little kids from a school in a little village in Niger who get teaching two hours a day, sharing one chair for three of them, and who are very keen to get an education," she added.
"I have them in my mind all the time. Because I think they need even more help than the people in Athens."
Asked whether it was "payback time" for Greece and other debt-ridden eurozone economies, she responded, "That's right", the newspaper said.
Greece in 2010 committed itself to a reform program in return for hundreds of billions of euros (dollars) in bailout funds from the EU and the International Monetary Fund to prevent a default.
Many of the reforms are currently in limbo, however, as Greece awaits a new general election on June 17 after an inconclusive vote on May 6.
The IMF, along with European leaders, has said it will not bend on tough conditions attached to its loans to Greece, with fears rising that the debt crisis could culminate in a Greek exit from the eurozone.

 Η Λαγκάρντ απαντά στους Έλληνες μέσω fb



Τόσο μεγάλη φαίνεται πώς είναι η πίεση που δέχθηκε η επικεφαλής του Διεθνούς Νομισματικού Ταμείου από τους οργισμένους Έλληνες...
οι οποίοι κατέθεσαν τις απόψεις τους στο προφίλ της ώστε η Κριστίν Λαγκάρντ αναγκάστηκε να προβεί σε ανακοινώσεις! Η δήλωσή της έχει ως εξής:

As I have said many times before, I am very sympathetic to the Greek people and the challenges they are facing. That's why the IMF is supporting Greece in its endeavor to overcome the current crisis and return to the path of economic growth, jobs and stability. An important part of this effort is that everyone should carry their fair share of the burden, especially the most privileged and especially in terms of paying their taxes. That is the point I was emphasizing when I spoke to the Guardian newspaper as part of a broader interview some time ago.

Μετάφραση:

Όπως έχω πει και στο παρελθόν, συμπονώ τον ελληνικό λαό για τις προκλήσεις που αντιμετωπίζει. Αυτός είναι και ο λόγος που το Διεθνές Νομισματικό Ταμείο στηρίζει την Ελλάδα στην προσπάθεια να ξεπεράσει την παρούσα κρίση και να επανέλθει στο μονοπάτι της οικονομικής ανάπτυξης, της εργασίας και της σταθερότητας.

Ένα πολύ σημαντικό μέρος της προσπάθειας που ο καθένας θα έπρεπε να σηκώσει, είναι η δίκαιη κατανομή των βαρών, ιδιαιτέρως από τους προνομιούχους και ειδικότερα σε ό,τι αφορά στην πληρωμή των φόρων. Σε αυτό το σημείο έδωσα έμφαση όταν μίλησα στη Guardian ως μέρος μιας ευρύτερης συνέντευξης που παραχώρησα πριν λίγο καιρό.

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