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Crossing dramas and meaning of life in Lesbos. All by a storm

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Just after the storm…

At the waterfront of Mytilini port. It’s Thursday morning.

A crummy Syrian pushes his wife’s wheelchair to the Square of Sappho, some meters nearby . (But it is possible they have been going 8 kilometers long to arrive here, after the risky crossing of the sea.)

She has one foot .The other has been lost by the bombings.

They are wet to the bone by the storm that has just stopped. It’s like they have not even noticed

They tell me how happy they are to be located here.

They want to go to Germany to relatives.

It took me some secs to wonder and realize, why I had been “not in the mood” this morning, while stepping out of the “luxury” of simply a house. Sure, I was worrying about my installments of the tax office, my installments on the loan, the installments of my life .

It’s sure we have lost the meaning of life, (our-Greek chapter lives, which we do experience with worries separated from the refugees’ drama, coexisting on this same isle) while these people next us unstoppably struggle to grab the thread of life by its hair…
I give them my umbrella and leave .

It s them, who show us the meaning of life. We don’t yet see …

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SCRIPT IN GREEK PUBLISHED BY BARBARA GIGILINI , A publisher, reporter and writer of POLITIKA, contributor journalist by the Greek to me team !, Lesbos island

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Realistic is only the Greek Proposal, said @atsipras after meeting with Juncker, in good climate discussion, though

It lies on European Leader's hands the decision for a Non Divided Europe

It lies on European Leader’s hands the decision for a Non Divided Europe

Alexis Tsipras by Jean Claude Juncker walking out their meeting on 11.30 Brussels time at Commision Building on Greece's

Alexis Tsipras by Jean Claude Juncker walking out their meeting on 11.30 Brussels time at Commision Building on Greece’s “Thriller night ..”

Realistic is only the Greek Proposal, said @atsipras after meeting with Juncker, in good climate discussion, though.

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#Dijsselbloem: “We get hugs and wet kisses with #Juncker” ( while #Greece’s luck is now lying in their minds)

junckerjeroen_3352082bAlexis Tsipras is dinning at the moment with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem, on a night that is reflecting on the peak a mass agony to Greece and to the whole Greek folk’s heart .
Earlier, a meeting was held between the the Greek PM and Jean Claude Juncker after the last night’s invitation of the President of European Commission to Alexis Tsipras after the 47 -pages final proposal for an agreement that was officialy sent by Greece’s side to its eurolenders.
Jeroen Dijsselbloem, -who has not shown his friendliest feelings for Greece’s rescue of its austerity drama, one could say-  was not announced to be present to the Greek government, or to the Press. The three of them at the moment are discussing Greece’s survival, present and future . Here is what we know about the fiendship of the two :
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Dijsselbloem: “Everytime I meet Juncker, he embraces me and I get wet kisses”

(source:keeptalkingreece)

“In an interview with Dutch magazine Vrij Nederland, Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem speaks among other about his relation with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

Dijsselbloem says that his relation to the former Eurogorup chief had really  improved after he apologized twice for describing him as “a smoker and drinker.”

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“We call almost weekly to match what we say about Greece. Every time I met him, he embraced me and I get wet kisses.”

Below an excerpt from the Dutch Magazine translated via automatic trasnlation

Last year Dijsselbloems frankness again led to an international row when he called Jean-Claude Juncker in the TV program Knevel & Van den Brink an “inveterate smoker and drinker.” The quote went all over the world. Juncker, who had just been nominated for the presidency of the European Commission, found itself forced to publicly declare that he had “no alcohol problem”.

The ill-advised Dijsselbloem could have even a cost for a possible position as Commissioner: when Juncker as chairman was appointed, went into the media the persistent rumor that he would block out of anger Dijsselbloem’s candidacy..

“I have confirmed several officials,” says Peter Spiegel, who is one of the best established correspondents in Brussels. “Juncker has an elephant’s memory. He forgets nothing. ”

Dijsselbloem himself believes that his statement did not permanently damage the relationship with Juncker. “It was an unfortunate joke, where Jean-Claude had a lot of trouble with. I twice apologized. First by telephone and later by a cup of coffee. It must also be done, you can stay busy. “

Meanwhile, Dijsselbloem says he has a” good relationship “with Juncker.

“We call almost weekly to match what we say about Greece. Every time I met him, he embraced me and I get wet kiss. “Grinning. ” He seems to do that to everybody. “ (full interview Vrij Nederland)

Alexis Tsipras by Jean Claude Juncker walking out their meeting on 11.30 Brussels time at Commision Building on Greece's

Alexis Tsipras by Jean Claude Juncker walking out their meeting on 11.30 Brussels time at Commision Building on Greece’s “Thriller night on June 3, 2015 ..”