EGAM denounces the government and SYRIZA for the issue
of nazi Zaroulia
We have received and are now publishing the press release of the EGAM
which denounces Samaras, the three governmental parties, and Syriza, for
having so far violated their pledge to exclude the nazi Zaroulia, representative
of “Chrysi Avgi” (“Golden Dawn”), from the Council of Europe. We remind
that EGAM had greeted (after the December 15 mobilization) Samaras’ pledge
that he would expulse Zaroulia from the Greek delegation at the Council
of Europe. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe convenes
on Monday, January 21.
We don’t know what will be the results of the above pressure by EGAM till
Monday, but it is for sure that these are parties of fraud and duplicity.
This is their constant tactic against Europe. As they fail to respect
their economic pledges, and violate them, by insidiously sabotaging every
sort of economic development, they also make such pledges in the matter
of democracy: they reassure the European democrats that they are anti-nazi,
while at the same time they help the nazis strengthen their positions
in both Greece and Europe. In Greece there is not just a nazi political
party. There is a pro-nazi political regime. It is the same regime that
has been backing and boosting “Ch. A” for the last 30 years. Those villains,
double-face liars could be put in a really difficult position only by
an all-European democratic mobilization against them.
Athens, Thursday, January 17th,
The European Grassroots Antiracist Movement EGAM is extremely
worried about the respect of the pledges by Greek PM Samaras regarding
the exclusion of the neo-Nazis from the Council of Europe.
Whereas the first session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council
of Europe will start on Monday in Strasbourg, EGAM is extremely negatively
surprised to learn that the Greek delegation still comprises today the
neo-Nazi Eleni Zaroulia, contrary to the solemn pledge by Mr Samaras.
Last December 15th, an exceptional mobilization by the Greek and European
and civil society gathered in Athens more than 10,000 people, supported
by Nobel Prize Elie Wiesel and Dario Fo, and prominent intelelctuals such
as Bernard Kouchner and Adam Michnik "Together in Europe for democracy,
against racism, antisemitism and neo-Nazism".
Following this mobilization, Mr Samaras announced his decision to exclude
the neo-Nazis from the Council of Europe.
However, on Thursday, January 17th in the morning, the delegation still
comprises a neo-Nazi.
If this composition happened to be confirmed, it would be an enormous
Tens of thousands of citizens would have been betrayed. New Democracy
would bring a clear support to neo-Nazism, and the credibility of Mr Samaras
when it comes to fight racism and antisemitism would be annihilated.
would show that for none of the Greek parties who adpoted the same position
(members of the coalition such as Pasok and Democratic Left, and the opposition
party Syriza), the fight against racism would be an issue important enough
to follow-up with a minimum of care the implementation of decisions which
they made and announced, wheread the country has to face a sharp rise
in racist violence.
we ask that the pledges which have been announced are respected, and we
ask for the publication extremely shortly of the new composition of the
delegation, without neo-Nazis.
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