Like many Greeks caught in the maelstrom of the economic crisis, my wife and I live a day-to-day existence.
Since the newspaper where I worked for 23 years (my wife for 17) went out of circulation in December of 2011, we have both been unemployed. Neither of us have received a paycheck in 18 months, as our newspaper stopped paying us five months before it closed. With unemployment for journalists at over 30 percent, and the official unemployment rate at 26 percent, our prospects for this year are, shall we say, not terribly favorable.
Our story is typical of many in Greece, though some are much worse off and some have it better.… Seguir leyendo »