Day 67 - 1.02.2015 - 19:46 - Crisis -

A comment by journalist Elina Makri about the situation in Greece after the elections

One thing is sure, there is more euphoria and optimism, much, much more than fear. There was a general feeling and strategy behind last vote for many young people and not only. It started like: “Let’s give the chance to a new person.” And now, some days later: “there is someone else there NEGOTIATING and not just taking orders.”

Since the beginning of the turmoil, there were some serious questions from the citizens that nobody gave clear answers: what percentage of the loans goes to the banks and what comes to the taxpayers-citizens?
A common saying, “Is there no other solution than the one Troika, the German politicians and the old government imposed? Is there really and never an alternative?”

These are serious questions from the hard core of the society. A society that the last five years is addressed in terms of numbers but when the Greek society is doing the maths (see German war reparations or when Germany was in need, Greece and other countries, agreed to cancel half of postwar Germany’s debt)  the German politicians scream foul. The new government seems determined, Alexis Tsipras formed pretty fast a cabinet which has already started to negotiate. Many Greeks feel and believe that at the place where the terrible experiment of the austerity program started, here should also end.

Two years ago, the new Finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, created a 9min documentary. Varoufakis suggests three alternatives to end the crisis in Europe. Why we don’t even discuss them?

In that context, there is also the democratic problem: When 36,3% of people (who voted for Tsipras) send a sound message and for the high priests of the austerity is just a tiny insignificant detail, it’s a matter of democracy from now on. They just don’t care about the people. « Il ne peut y avoir de choix démocratique contre les traités européens » said the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker ! This is no longer a democracy and no longer an arena for the Greeks. Are you sure that it is one for the French, the Italians or the Spanish?


Day 10 - 6.12.2014 - 18:51 - Slovenia -

Leaving #slovenia. Heading back to germany. A week full of big impressions ends. But the project goes on #gensep http://t.co/w90I0j7gac via http://ift.tt/1FAhQLY


Day 10 - 6.12.2014 - 15:22 - Crisis -

GenSep in Slovenia: The Perspective of Europe is changing


Day 10 - 6.12.2014 - 15:11 - Slovenia -

On its last day team #crisis talked to people on the streets of #slovenia. Most of the were pro EU,some indifferent about the union. #gensep via http://ift.tt/1vo8pws


Day 10 - 6.12.2014 - 14:39 - Slovenia -

Whats hard?Walking 3h through the rain, shooting images. Whats even harder? Finding People to talk to while its raining. #slovenia #gensep via http://ift.tt/1FAhQLY


Day 9 - 5.12.2014 - 21:27 - Crisis -

One More Thought: Ronald Tenbusch from Slovenia


Day 9 - 5.12.2014 - 13:25 - Crisis -

GenZapp Day 9: Youth-Unemployment in Italy

In Italy 44 % of the young people between 15 and 25 are unemployed. Team Crisis talked to some of them but also to the former Minister of Labor, Enrico Giovannini and Lia Quartapelle, a young Member of the Parliament.


Day 8 - 4.12.2014 - 22:00 - Crisis -

One More Thought: Ronald Tenbusch in Slovenia


Day 8 - 4.12.2014 - 14:43 - Crisis -

Just arrived in #slovenia! Preparing for our appointment with Dr. Milko Postrak. Q: How is slovenian youth affected by the #crisis? #gensep via http://ift.tt/1FAhQLY


Day 7 - 3.12.2014 - 16:00 - Crisis -

Former minister #EnricoGiovannini says that governments have to bring back growth otherwise nobody knows what will happen #italy #crisis via http://ift.tt/1vo8pws


Day 7 - 3.12.2014 - 13:34 - Crisis -

GenZapp Day 7: The problem of striking flight controllers


Day 7 - 3.12.2014 - 11:00 - Crisis -

GenSep Guestbook: Family nest – the chimaera of Italian youth unemployment

Guest entry by Lorenzo Sobrini

Giovanni is a 24 years old Italian, he recently lost his job as a carpenter. He couldn’t finish high school. And he is now returning back to live with his parents and does not want to think about the future. He is one of the many victims of Europe’s black beast: youth unemployment.

According to Eurostat, in Italy the youth unemployment rate (15-24 years old) averaged 27.8 percent from 1983 to 2014, reaching the peak of 43.7 percent in June 2014. Given that, the country is experiencing the fourteenth consecutive quarter of no growth.

These figures offer little hope. And bring up the question of whether Italy’s youth unemployment is exacerbated by a heap of social and cultural factors rather than just economic ones. Lesen Sie weiter…


Day 7 - 3.12.2014 - 10:53 - Crisis -

GenSep in Greece: How a young Greek fights against the crisis


Day 6 - 2.12.2014 - 20:11 - Crisis -

One more thought: Kevin Kraft from Italy