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Angelos Tzortzinis

Greece in Crisis

Since 2009, Greece has been confronted by the consequences of a heavy economical crisis. The successive reconstructive financial measures taken, following the aid loans from the European  Union safety net, the IMF, have destroyed social cohesion, have put the middle classes under enormous pressure, and have brought tremendous misery to society. The countless demonstrations in Athens against government cuts were characterised by the confrontations with riot police; with hundreds injured as a result. During these confrontations, Angelos Tzortzinis operated between the lines of demonstrators and those of the police. According to him, it can only be hoped that the current economical circumstances will indeed improve over the coming years, as the current Greek government claims, for the crisis has inflicted deep wounds in Greek society.