The Greek people have cast an unequivocal majority vote against further budget cuts as proposed by European negotiators and the IMF. In line with a broad coalition of NGOs, scholars, economists and MPs, SOMO is calling for Greece’s debt to be cancelled and for these inhumane austerity measures to end.
Alongside TNI and BothENDS, SOMO also calls on the Dutch government to respect the outcome of the referendum: a rejection of austerity policies while continuing to be part of the eurozone. The Netherlands should also reform its own tax system so as to put an end to tax avoidance in Greece. In March a report by SOMO found evidence that foreign investers in Greece were systematically using Dutch tax avoidance routes.
- Read the call on the Dutch government in the Dutch newspaper Volkskrant of Saturday 4 July 2015.
- Read more about the SOMO report ‘Fools Gold’.
- Read more about debt relief for Greece
- Read more about the role of six major European banks in the Eurozone crisis