German ‘hypocrisy’ over Greek military spending has critics up in arms

Athens’ fondness for weaponry, and willingness of Germany and France to feed it, under fire as Greece struggles with debt crisis. A few months before submarines became the talk of Athens, Yiannis Panagopoulos, who heads the Greek trade union confederation (GSEE), found himself sitting opposite Angela Merkel at a private meeting the German chancellor had … Continue reading

Greece tops European arms importer ranks

Greece was Europe’s largest importer of arms between 2007 and 2011, according to a new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released on Monday. Arms imports by Greece fell 18 percent compared to the 2002-06 period but Greece still ranked 10th internationally, falling from fourth place. Globally the volume of international transfers … Continue reading

Is Germany trying to win World War III?

Germany lost World War 1 and World War II. Wags looking at the Eurozone crisis say Germany is now winning World War III, without any weapons, through sheer economic domination of Europe. Hitler launched World War II demanding a little more lebensraum (living space) in Czechoslovakia and Poland. But Angela Merkel, it is said, has … Continue reading