Gypsy Greece begging! March 14, 2010Posted by Yilan in Yunanistan.
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Athens calls on expat pockets
GREECE initially sent a distress call to its wealthier expatriates, but has now extended the appeal to all Hellenes who might have some spare change.
The board of directors of the World Council of Hellenes Abroad has sent word to Australia through its consulate networks that it has established a solidarity account in response to the country’s debt crisis.
The council has opened an account with the Bank of Greece dedicated to helping repay the massive debt.
A statement from the council’s board of directors says: ”We consider that it is our duty, that each and every one of us and all together as one, support and contribute actively to the solidarity fund campaign.
”We are confident on the immediate and positive response of all, in this initiative, so that Hellenism worldwide can stand once again by Greece’s side, proving that when we stand united, we become stronger and more proud of our Greek roots.”
Several of Australia’s wealthiest Greeks, but only one replied in the negative, saying they would not be throwing good money after bad.