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Nick Mylonas, president of the Hellenic Australian Chamber of Commerce, comments on the economic and political situations in Greece two days before the referendum. Mylonas says the responsibilities over the Greek debt should be shared.
By
Kyriakos Gold, SBS Greek

4 Jul 2015 - 7:10 AM  UPDATED 3 Jul 2015 - 7:03 PM

Mylonas says this is not a Greece crisis, but a European crisis."It is really a mechanism, I believe, to ensure that the people who have invested in this sindicate called the IMF or the Troika to actually retrieve their moneys at any expense of Greece"

On 1st July, the IMF published a series of 9 questions and answers on the organisations's view on Greece situation: IMF's 9 questions.

According to Mylonas, Greece needs to be responsible about the debt, but at the same time suggests there are shared responsibilites that should be addressed as well.

Mylonas uses the analogy of the responsibility of the one who serves alcohol to an already intoxicated person, with the Greece situation.

 

"[It] is also the responsibility of the people who give the debt, just like the person who served alcohol to the already intoxicated. They also have responsibility, they are also answerable under the law".

Nick Mylonas says it is incredible all the international media, including Australia's, is covering the same story about Greece. "There is almost this one marketing machine right on the ground in Greece and everyone reports the same story. It's actually incredible".

 "There is almost this one marketing machine right on the ground in Greece and everyone reports the same story. It's actually incredible".

Mr. Mylonas prefers the decision of the present government of sharing the decision with the Greek people. And suggests this wouldn't have happened with the previous government of Antonis Samaras. "If the Samaras' government was in office now, they would have signed the agreement and no one would have even known".

"If the Samaras' government was in office now, they would have signed the agreement and no one would have even known"

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