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Brand-new Metro Stations in Athens, Greece

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I saw photos and videos of the extension in an other forum, it is very beautiful. Nice new stations.

Some German were jealous.  :D

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I gotta wonder where they're getting the money from though when they're being bailed out by the rest of the E.U., especially Deutschland... I could see Angela Merkel now... Das ist nicht gut!!  :lol:

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I gotta wonder where they're getting the money from though when they're being bailed out by the rest of the E.U., especially Deutschland... I could see Angela Merkel now... Das ist nicht gut!! :lol:

The EU gives money to the nations which are members so that they can improve their infrastructure or boost their economy. Most of the money is from the EU and some from the country itself. If the country doesn't use the money where it's supposed to they lose it. These stations were ready for some time now but they couldn't be used because the signal system built by Siemens was missing as the company was involved in a corruption scandal involving bribes to Greek politicians. Money went to Germany from this. They have nothing to complain about. In fact, this year apart from these two stations 5 more need to be given in service or else Greece looses the money.

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The EU gives money to the nations which are members so that they can improve their infrastructure or boost their economy. Most of the money is from the EU and some from the country itself. If the country doesn't use the money where it's supposed to they lose it. These stations were ready for some time now but they couldn't be used because the signal system built by Siemens was missing as the company was involved in a corruption scandal involving bribes to Greek politicians. Money went to Germany from this. They have nothing to complain about. In fact, this year apart from these two stations 5 more need to be given in service or else Greece looses the money.

lol... Well you know Merkel is seen as the female version of Adolf Hitler these days with her stubborness and constant b*tching about how Germany is doing this and that for the rest of the EU...

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lol... Well you know Merkel is seen as the female version of Adolf Hitler these days with her stubborness and constant b*tching about how Germany is doing this and that for the rest of the EU...

Well, they are paying the most but with great power comes great responsibility!!

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I still don't understand how a country on the brink of financial collapse has money for new this and new that....  <_<

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sometimes I wonder why the EU itself isn't considered it's own country. The member nations to the EU are like states to the US here.

The EU is wayyy different than the US.  The European Union promotes unity amongst European countries, but each country has its own identity and language, which they they do not want to give up.

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The EU is wayyy different than the US.  The European Union promotes unity amongst European countries, but each country has its own identity and language, which they they do not want to give up.

 

Yeah, tell that to my government. These days, in The Netherlands we're speaking a mix of Dutch and English.

 

What really makes the EU different is that the EU forces things upon us. Sometimes good, sometimes bad. While in the USA the government doesn't really force much other than that health care thing from Obama. It's up to the states and cities to force things upon their people. So that's really different than in Europe where a good 1/3rd of the things is forced by the EU.

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Yeah, tell that to my government. These days, in The Netherlands we're speaking a mix of Dutch and English.

 

What really makes the EU different is that the EU forces things upon us. Sometimes good, sometimes bad. While in the USA the government doesn't really force much other than that health care thing from Obama. It's up to the states and cities to force things upon their people. So that's really different than in Europe where a good 1/3rd of the things is forced by the EU.

True but if an emergency arises, EU members can still enact certain measures to protect their country's best interests...

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