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Taxes and reforms will save Greece from the debt burden

12 November 2014 / 16:11:58  GRReporter
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The voting in our latest poll in which we asked for your opinion about Greece's ability to deal alone with its debt is over. We had offered 5 questions through which our readerscould decide in favour of the vital forces of the Greek economy or the need for a third bailout.

As usual, we start again with our Bulgarian version and the opinion that prevails in the responses of our Bulgarian readers. Two of the options have gathered most of the readers’ votes, clearly forming two directions that our readers have preferred the most. The view that Greece will be unable to cope alone if it does not carry out the urgent structural changes ranks first with 42%. The answer that Greece will solve its financial problems when it apprehends the big tax dodgers is equal to 35% of all votes. 11% of our readers have confidence in Prime Minister Samaras and his promise for economic growth next year. SYRIZA and its eventual coming to power, and the subsequent write-off of the debt and the revenue from tourism, which will be insufficient to repay the debt, share 6%.

The ratio in our English version is different, as the readers have predominantly voted for the structural reforms that alone will be able to help Greece pay its debt. This option is the preference of 48% of readers whereas 24% of the vote goes for the apprehension of big tax dodgers. 14% of voters express doubts that tourism revenue alone will hardly be able to service the foreign debt. SYRIZA coming to power as a solution to all problems with the debt wins 12% of the confidence of all those who have voted in the poll. However, the confidence in the promises of economic growth made by Samaras is only 2%.

Again, as usual, the readers of our Greek version are of a different opinion. The championship winning answer is associated with the apprehension of big tax dodgers. 38% of readers believe that this is the most direct way for Greece to repay its foreign debt. 31% prefer the structural reforms. Confidence in SYRIZA is the highest among the readers of this version, namely 19% whereas Samaras and the revenue from tourism share 6%.

We see three different viewpoints on the Greek debt. The preference of the readers of our Bulgarian and English versions for economic mechanisms to revive the Greek economy is emerging as a trend. On the other hand, a significant number of the readers of the Greek and Bulgarian versions have confidence in SYRIZA and the debt write-off, considering them as the best possible solutions. The English readers have very low confidence in the promises of Greek Prime Minister Samaras for economic growth. The data from the three versions show that our readers no longer see Greek tourism as the only industry capable of dealing with the economic and financial problems of Greece.

We are looking forward to your opinion in our new poll that asks you the following: What do you think about Greece's request for the return of the Parthenon Marbles, which are in the British Museum?



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