Just before entering the euro, you know what the banks told people? Come into my bank, take a loan to buy a new car.

Liana Kanelli, Greek MP

Liana Kanelli is a Communist Party (KKE) member of the Greek Parliament.

She is a member of three parliamentary committees: National Defense and Foreign Affairs, Institutions and Transparency, and Road Safety. She is also a member of the Council of Europe, the Western European Union, and the Greek Committee of the International Peace Council (EEDYE).

She has worked as a journalist for the past 35 years and, in 1997, she founded the political, cultural and historical monthly review, NEMECIS, which was published until 2011.

An active public figure, Kanelli has been elected onto various journalists’ union bodies, and has received awards for her social activism and work combating racism.

An outspoken, popular figure, Kanelli spoke to Empire in Athens about how Brussels and Berlin are "imposing and blackmailing politics" and how Greece was misled into joining the euro.

 

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Source: Al Jazeera