Crisis: Papoulias, "Greece would not give in to blackmail"

'Greek people cannot give anything more'

29 October, 12:16

    Greek President Karolos Papoulias Greek President Karolos Papoulias

    (ANSAmed) - ATHENS - Today's Greeks are as firm in the face of crisis as they were during the second world war and would not give in to what he called foreign "blackmail", President Karolas Papoulias said at the central national commemoration in Thessaloniki marking Greece's entry into the war in 1940, as Eleftherotypia online reports. "We are honouring today the dead of this great battle against the cholera of fascism, the Italian fascism of 1940," Papoulias told the press after the parade. "Greeks gave their blood and whatever they could (in 1940) and today have given what they could to overcome the crisis. This must be appreciated by Europe. Greek people cannot give anything more," he said. "They should not think that we may yield to blackmail. Greek people have never surrendered to blackmail," Papoulias said, without elaborating.(ANSAmed).

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