30 June 2011 – σχόλιο: η δήλωση έγινε αμέσως μετά το μεσοπρόθεσμο. Πόσα πακετάκια λιτότητας ακολούθησαν από τότε ;;; Πόσες οριζόντιες μειώσεις μισθών και συντάξεων και πόσες αυξήσεις της άμεσης και της έμεσης φορολογίας;; Μην ακούσω ότι δεν ήξεραν τι έκαναν, έτσι ; Δείτε συμπληρωματικά και αυτό: http://topontiki.gr/article/18709
The United Nations independent expert on foreign debt and human rights warned today that the austerity measures and structural reforms proposed to solve Greece’s debt crisis may result in violations of the basic human rights of the country’s people, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) reported.“The implementation of the second package of austerity measures and structural reforms, which includes a wholesale privatization of state-owned enterprises and assets, is likely to have a serious impact on basic social services and therefore the enjoyment of human rights by the Greek people, particularly the most vulnerable sectors of the population such as the poor, elderly, unemployed and persons with disabilities,” said Cephas Lumina, who reports to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.“The rights to food, water, adequate housing and work under fair and equitable conditions should not be compromised by the implementation of austerity measures,” he said, urging the Government to “strike a careful balance between austerity and the realization of human rights, taking into account the primacy of States’ human rights obligations.”
The independent expert also called on the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the European Union (EU) and the European Central Bank (ECB) to remain aware of the human rights impact of the policies they design in attempting to resolve the sovereign debt crises in Greece and other countries.
“There will be no lasting solution to the sovereign debt problem if the human rights of the people are not taken into account,” said Mr. Lumina, who serves in an unpaid capacity.
source UN NewsCenter – http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=38901&Cr=austerity&Cr1=