To: The Foreign Ministers of the European Union

 

Cc: President of the United States, Mr. Obama

Members of the European Parliament

Members of the Greek Parliament

Global Media

19 February, 2015

Re: An appeal by Greek academics to the European leaders for successful conclusion of the Greek-EU negotiations

Dear Sirs,

The undersigned, all Greek academics in Greece and abroad, follow with great interest and concern the developments, as they unfold, in the negotiations of the newly elected Greek Government, in the last Eurogroup meetings with its European partners. The Greek Government currently has the support of the great majority of the Greek population and is acting having in mind the best interest and the welfare of the Greek people. It aims at halting the humanitarian catastrophe that the country has devolved into with the failed austerity policies of the past years.

With this letter we wish to state that the one sided view about the Greek economic crisis and the total lack of flexibility by Germany’s Federal Finance Minister, Wolfgang Schäuble and other European partners, make the negotiations not just difficult but practically impossible. Without underestimating the great need for structural reforms in Greece, we have understood that some of the strict austerity measures imposed upon the Greek people made several such reforms impossible to implement. Dr Schäuble and other European leaders ought to realize this, rather than insist for full completion of the agreement, even more so as parts of it contribute to not meeting the set goals. They shall bear most of the responsibility if the negotiations fail and as a result Greece is forced to exit from the Eurozone. Under current conditions, this will not only be negative for Greece, it will also damage the interests of the European people, the European banks and ultimately  will strike a serious blow to the scope and ideals of the European Union. Had a similar attitude prevailed in the negotiations of Germany with the allied forces after WWII, the so-called German economic miracle would have never occurred.

We fully support the negotiations of the Greek Government carried out by Dr. Yanis Varoufakis.

Sincerely

1. Stavros A. Anagnostopoulos, Professor Emeritus, University of Patras, Chief Editor (Europe), Earthquakes and Structures GREECE

2. Anastassopoulou Jane, Professor, National Technical University of Athens. GREECE

3. Apostolopoulos, Char. A., Associate Professor, Dept of Mechanical and Aeronautics Engineering, University of Patras, GREECE.
4. Argyropoulos, Yiannis, Ph.D., Principal Member of Technical Staff, AT&T Labs, USA.
5. Arkas, Evangelos, Ph.D., Physics & Th.D. CEO. PHOS Solar Technologies Ltd London, UK.
6. Aroniadou-Anderjaska, Vassiliki, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Maryland, USA.
7. Billis, Euripides, Ex-Assistant Professor National University of Athens (NTUA), GREECE.
8. Blytas, George C. Ph.D. Physical Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. Research Consultant, Royal Dutch-Shell; President, GCB Separations Technology, Founder and Conductor: The Houston Sinfonietta. Author, The First Victory, Greece in the Second World War, 2009. USA.
9. Constantelos Demetrios J. Ph.D., D.D. Distinguished Research Scholar in Residence; Charles Cooper Townsend Distinguished Professor of History and Religion, Emeritus. Richard Stockton University of New Jersey, Galloway, New Jersey, USA.
10. Efthimiou, Pavlos N., Emeritus Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GREECE.
11. Evangeliou, Christos C., Pryofessor of Philosophy, Towson University, Maryland, USA.
12. Fytrolakis Nikolaos, Emeritus Professor, National Technical University of Athens, GREECE.

13. Filippas Anastasios, Professor emeritus, National Technical University of Athens GREECE

14. Gatzoulis, Nina, Professor, University of New Hampshire, USA.

15. Γιαννόπουλος Παναγιώτης, Καθηγητής, Τμήμα Πολιτικών Μηχανικών Πανεπιστήμιο Πατρών GREECE
16. Hatzopoulos, Ioannis (John), Professor, Director of Remote Sensing Laboratory and GIS, University of the Aegean, GREECE.
17. Halamandaris Pantelis Professor Emeritus Brandon University CANADA
18. Ierapetritis, D. G., Ph.D. Geographer, External Research Fellow, University of the Peloponnese, GREECE.
19. Ioannou Petros, Professor, Fellow IEEE, IFAC, IET Electrical Engineering Systems University of Southern California Director Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies Associate Director for Research METRANS Director of Financial Engineering Masters Program USA
20. Kakouli-Duarte, Thomais, PhD., Lecturer, Institute of Technology Carlow, Past President Hellenic Community of Ireland, Trustee Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in Dublin, Patron and Director at Phoenix Project Ireland, IRELAND.
21. Kaloy, Dr. Nicolas, Ph.D. (Philosophy), Geneva, SWITZERLAND.
22. Κατσιφαράκης Κώστας, Kαθηγητής, Τμήμα Πολιτικών Μηχανικών, ΑΠΘ GREECE.
23. Moschovakis A.K. Moschovakis, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Physiology Group Leader, Computational Neuroscience Group, Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics Director of the Graduate Program Brain and Mind University of Crete GREECE
24. Kamperidis Labros Université de Sherbrooke Département de Philosophie Quebec, CANADA

25. Kelessidis Vassilios C. Ph.D., Professor, Mineral Resources Engineering School, Technical University of Crete, GREECE Petroleum Engineering Program, Texas A&M University at QATAR.

26. Kotsovinos N.E., Ph.D., Emeritus Professor , Democritus University of Thrace ,GREECE
27. Kyriakou Georgios, Professor, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece.

28. Liritzis, Ioannis Ph.D (Edin.), Professor of Archaeometry, Membre Correspondant de l’Academie des Sciences, Arts & Belles Lettres, Dijon, France. Member, European Academy of Sciences & Arts, Salzburg, Ηonorary Professor, Samara State Academy of Culture & Arts, Russia, University of the Aegean, GREECE.

29. Moulopoulos, K., Associate Professor, University of Cyprus, CYPRUS.
30. Μπαλόγλου Γεώργιος, πρώην αναπληρωτής καθηγητής πολιτειακού πανεπιστημίου Νέας Υόρκης (SUNY Oswego), USA
31. Negreponti-Delivanis, Maria, Former Rector and Professor in the University of Macedonia, President of Delivanis’ Foundation, GREECE.
32. Papagiannis, Grigorios Dr. Phil., Associate Professor, Democritus University of Thrace, GREECE
33. Παπαδόπουλος, Νικόλαος Θ. MD, PhD, FEBO Ομότιμος Καθηγητής Ιατρικής Α.Π.Θ. GREECE
34. Papadopoulos, Kyriakos, Professor Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Tulane University CANADA
35. Pavlos, Georgios, Associate Professor, Democritus Technological University of Thrace, GREECE.
36. Phufas-Jousma Ellene, Professor, SUNY ERIE. Buffalo NY USA.
37. Rigos, Capt. Evangelos Master Mariner, BBA Pace University of New York, GREECE.

38. Savaki, Helen E. , M.D. Ph.D., Professor of Physiology, Dept of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, GREECE.

39. Spiliopoulos, Konstantinos V., Professor of Structural Mechanics, Institute of Structural Analysis & Antiseismic Research, Department of Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, GREECE.

40. Stampoliadis, Elias, Professor, Technological University of Crete, GREECE.
41. Triantafillou, Georgia, Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA.o
42. Vallianatos, Evaggelos, Ph.D., Scholar and Writer.

Signatures after 19/2/14

1. Andreatos Antonios, Professor, Hellenic Air Force Academy. GREECE
2. Beskos D.E.Emeritus Professor of the University of Patras, GREECE
3. Balopoulos Victor D. Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering Democritus University of Thrace GREECE
4. Carayannis Anastassios, PhD, Professor,Department of Applied Human Science, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
5. Constantopoulos James Ph.D.Professor of Geology Eastern New Mexico University USA
6. Dokos Socrates PhD Associate Professor, Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, UNSW, 2052, Australia
7. Dritsos Stephanos E., Professor, Dept of Civil Engineering, University of Patras, Greece
8. Eleftheriades George Savva, OAM, GCSCG, CETr, JP; Academician
retired. Sydney Australia
9. Eleftheriadou Mrs Eugenia, CLETr, CSH; A/Academician retired. Sydney Australia

10. Economides Spyros , PhD. Professor Department of Management           California State University, East Bay USA

11. Filippas Anastasios. Please add my name Professor Emeritus NTUA GREECE

12.  Kamperidis Lambros Université de Sherbrooke Département de
Philosophize Quebec, CANADA
13.  Katsiadaki Ioanna, PhD., Science leader, Cefas, Weymouth, UK
14.  Kelessidis Vassilios C. Ph.D., Professor, Mineral Resources Engineering School, Technical University of Crete, Petroleum Engineering Program, Texas A&M University at QATAR.
15.  Kostas/ Konstantatos Demosthenes Ph.D,MSc, MB Greenwich CT USA
16.  Koutitas Christoforos Emeritus Professor Dept Civil Eng Aristotle
University GREECE
17.  Κούγκολος Αθανάσιος, Καθηγητής, τμήμα Πολιτικών Μηχανικών, ΑΠΘ
18.  Kotsovinos N.E., Ph.D., Emeritus Professor , Democritus University of Thrace GREECE
19.  Koutrouvelis, Ioannis A. Professor Emeritus, University of Patras, Greece
20.  Moschovakis A.K., M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Physiology, University of Crete GREECE
21.  Mylonakis George, Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Bristol, UK and University of Patras, Greece
22.  Neophytou Marina K-A, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Cyprus
23.  Nikolakopoulos Konstantin, PhD Professor Institute of Orthodox
Theology University of Munich, Germany
24. Παπαμαρινόπουλος Σταύρος Π. , τ. Καθηγητής Πανεπιστημίου Πατρών
25.  Pilakoutas, Kypros , Professor of Construction Innovation, Dept of Civil and Structural Engineering: The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
26.  Ralli Angela, Professor of Linguistics University of Patras, Member of the Academia Europaea GREECE
27.  Spyridakis Stylianos Professor,Department of History University of California,Davis USA
28.  Tefarikis is XRISI Athena , Journalist. Former Professor at THE UNIACC university OF Chile and Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile.
29. Tsitsipis John, Professor, retired, University of Thessaly, GREECE
30. Tzortzios Stergios Retired Professor (University of Thessaly-Greece)
31.  Yentekakis Ioannis V., Professor University Council Member,Director: I’m Laboratory of Physical Chemistry & Chemical Processes,School of Environmental Engineering,Technical University of Crete GREECE

 

Προς: Υπουργούς Οικονομικών χωρών

Cc: ​Πρόεδρο των Ηνωμένων Πολιτειών, κ. Χ. Μπ. Ομπάμα
Μέλη του Ευρωπαϊκού Κοινοβουλίου
​Μέλη του Ελληνικού Κοινοβουλίου
Παγκόσμια ΜΜΕ

​ 19 Φεβρουαρίου, 2015

Θέμα: Έκκληση Ελλήνων ακαδημαϊκών προς τους Ευρωπαίους ηγέτες για την επιτυχή ολοκλήρωση των διαπραγματεύσεων μεταξύ της Ελλάδας και των Ευρωπαίων Εταίρων

Αξιότιμοι Κύριοι,

Οι υπογράφοντες, όλοι Έλληνες πανεπιστημιακοί στην Ελλάδα ή στο εξωτερικό, παρακολουθούμε με μεγάλο ενδιαφέρον και ανησυχία τις τρέχουσες εξελίξεις των διαπραγματεύσεων της νεοεκλεγείσας Ελληνικής Κυβέρνησης με τους Ευρωπαίους εταίρους της, όπως αυτές διαμορφώνονται στις τελευταίες συνεδριάσεις του Eurogroup. Η Ελληνική Κυβέρνηση έχει σήμερα την υποστήριξη της μεγάλης πλειοψηφίας του Ελληνικού πληθυσμού και ενεργεί με γνώμονα το συμφέρον και την ευημερία του Ελληνικού λαού. Στόχος της είναι η αναχαίτιση της ανθρωπιστικής καταστροφής στην οποία η χώρα έχει περιέλθει λόγω των αποτυχημένων μέτρων λιτότητας των τελευταίων ετών.

Με την παρούσα επιστολή επιθυμούμε να δηλώσουμε ότι η μονόπλευρη άποψη σχετικά με την Ελληνική οικονομική κρίση και η παντελής έλλειψη ευελιξίας από τον Ομοσπονδιακό Υπουργό Οικονομικών της Γερμανίας, Wolfgang Schäuble και άλλους ευρωπαίους εταίρους, καθιστούν τις διαπραγματεύσεις όχι μόνο δύσκολες, αλλά σχεδόν αδύνατες. Χωρίς να υποτιμούμε τη μεγάλη ανάγκη για διαρθρωτικές μεταρρυθμίσεις στην Ελλάδα, θεωρούμε ότι ορισμένα από τα αυστηρά μέτρα λιτότητας που επιβάλλονται στον Ελληνικό λαό έκαναν αρκετές τέτοιες μεταρρυθμίσεις αδύνατο να εφαρμοστούν. Αυτό πρέπει να το κατανοήσουν ο Δρ. Schäuble και οι Ευρωπαίοι ηγέτες, αντί να επιμένουν στην ολοκλήρωση του υπάρχοντος προγράμματος, πολύ δε περισσότερο όταν αυτό το πρόγραμμα έχει αποδειχθεί ότι συμβάλλει στη μη εκπλήρωση των στόχων που έχουν τεθεί. Αν αποτύχουν οι διαπραγματεύσεις οι κύριοι αυτοί θα φέρουν το μεγαλύτερο μέρος της ευθύνης, και η Ελλάδα θα υποχρεωθεί να βγεί από την Ευρωζώνη. Υπό τις τρέχουσες συνθήκες, αυτό δεν θα είναι αρνητικό μόνο για την Ελλάδα, αλλά θα βλάψει επίσης τα συμφέροντα των λαών της Ευρώπης και των ευρωπαϊκών τραπεζών, και τελικά θα πλήξει βαριά το όραμα και τα ιδεώδη της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης. Επισημαίνουμε ότι, εάν είχε επικρατήσει μια παρόμοια στάση κατά τις διαπραγματεύσεις της Γερμανίας με τις συμμαχικές δυνάμεις μετά τον Β’ Παγκόσμιο Πόλεμο, το λεγόμενο «Γερμανικό οικονομικό θαύμα» δεν θα είχε ποτέ συμβεί.

Υποστηρίζουμε πλήρως τις διαπραγματεύσεις της Ελληνικής Κυβέρνησης όπως διεξάγονται από τον Δρ. Γιάνη Βαρουφάκη.

Με τιμή

 

1. Σταύρος Α. Αναγνωστόπουλος, Ομότιμος Καθηγητής Πανεπιστημίου Πατρών Chief Editor (Europe), Earthquakes and Structures GREECE

2. Anastassopoulou Jane, Professor, National Technical University of Athens. GREECE
3. Apostolopoulos, Char. A., Associate Professor, Dept of Mechanical and Aeronautics Engineering, University of Patras, GREECE.
4. Argyropoulos, Yiannis, Ph.D., Principal Member of Technical Staff, AT&T Labs, USA.
5. Arkas, Evangelos, Ph.D., Physics & Th.D. CEO. PHOS Solar Technologies Ltd London, UK.
6. Aroniadou-Anderjaska, Vassiliki, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Maryland, USA.
7. Billis, Euripides, Ex-Assistant Professor National University of Athens (NTUA), GREECE.
8. Blytas, George C. Ph.D. Physical Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. Research Consultant, Royal Dutch-Shell; President, GCB Separations Technology, Founder and Conductor: The Houston Sinfonietta. Author, The First Victory, Greece in the Second World War, 2009. USA.
9. Constantelos Demetrios J. Ph.D., D.D. Distinguished Research Scholar in Residence; Charles Cooper Townsend Distinguished Professor of History and Religion, Emeritus. Richard Stockton University of New Jersey, Galloway, New Jersey, USA.
10. Efthimiou, Pavlos N., Emeritus Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GREECE.
11. Evangeliou, Christos C., Pryofessor of Philosophy, Towson University, Maryland, USA.
12. Fytrolakis Nikolaos, Emeritus Professor, National Technical University of Athens, GREECE.b
13. Filippas, Anastasios, Ph.D. National Techonological University of Athens, GREECE.
14. Gatzoulis, Nina, Professor, University of New Hampshire, USA.
15. Γιαννόπουλος Παναγιώτης, Καθηγητής, Τμήμα Πολιτικών Μηχανικών Πανεπιστήμιο Πατρών GREECE
16. Hatzopoulos, Ioannis (John), Professor, Director of Remote Sensing Laboratory and GIS, University of the Aegean, GREECE.
17. Halamandaris Pantelis Professor Emeritus Brandon University CANADA
18. Ierapetritis, D. G., Ph.D. Geographer, External Research Fellow, University of the Peloponnese, GREECE.
19. Ioannou Petros, Professor, Fellow IEEE, IFAC, IET Electrical Engineering Systems University of Southern California Director Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies Associate Director for Research METRANS Director of Financial Engineering Masters Program USA
20. Kakouli-Duarte, Thomais, PhD., Lecturer, Institute of Technology Carlow, Past President Hellenic Community of Ireland, Trustee Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in Dublin, Patron and Director at Phoenix Project Ireland, IRELAND.
21. Kaloy, Dr. Nicolas, Ph.D. (Philosophy), Geneva, SWITZERLAND.
22. Κατσιφαράκης Κώστας, Kαθηγητής, Τμήμα Πολιτικών Μηχανικών, ΑΠΘ GREECE.
23. Moschovakis A.K. Moschovakis, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Physiology Group Leader, Computational Neuroscience Group, Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics Director of the Graduate Program Brain and Mind University of Crete GREECE
24. Kamperidis Labros Université de Sherbrooke Département de Philosophie Quebec, CANADA

25. Kelessidis Vassilios C. Ph.D., Professor, Mineral Resources Engineering School, Technical University of Crete, GREECE Petroleum Engineering Program, Texas A&M University at QATAR.

26.  Kotsovinos N.E., Ph.D., Emeritus Professor , Democritus University of Thrace ,GREECE
27. Kyriakou Georgios, Professor, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece.

28. Liritzis, Ioannis Ph.D (Edin.), Professor of Archaeometry, Membre Correspondant de l’Academie des Sciences, ArOts & Belles Lettres, Dijon, France. Member, European Academy of Sciences & Arts, Salzburg, Ηonorary Professor, Samara State Academy of Culture & Arts, Russia, University of the Aegean, GREECE.

29. Moulopoulos, K., Associate Professor, University of Cyprus, CYPRUS.
30. Μπαλόγλου Γεώργιος, πρώην αναπληρωτής καθηγητής πολιτειακού πανεπιστημίου Νέας Υόρκης (SUNY Oswego), USA
31. Negreponti-Delivanis, Maria, Former Rector and Professor in the University of Macedonia, President of Delivanis’ Foundation, GREECE.
32.  Papagiannis, Grigorios Dr. Phil., Associate Professor, Democritus University of Thrace, GREECE
33. Παπαδόπουλος, Νικόλαος Θ. MD, PhD, FEBO Ομότιμος Καθηγητής Ιατρικής Α.Π.Θ. GREECE
34.  Papadopoulos, Kyriakos, Professor Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Tulane University CANADA
35. Pavlos, Georgios, Associate Professor, Democritus Technological University of Thrace, GREECE.
36.  Phufas-Jousma Ellene, Professor, SUNY ERIE. Buffalo NY USA.
37. Rigos, Capt. Evangelos Master Mariner, BBA Pace University of New York, GREECE.

38. Savaki, Helen E. , M.D. Ph.D., Professor of Physiology, Dept of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, GREECE.

39. Spiliopoulos, Konstantinos V., Professor of Structural Mechanics, Institute of Structural Analysis & Antiseismic Research, Department of Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, GREECE.

40.  Stampoliadis, Elias, Professor, Technoogical University of Crete, GREECE.
41.  Triantafillou, Georgia, Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA.
42. Vallianatos, Evaggelos, Ph.D., Scholar and Writer,

Υπογραφές μετά 19/2/14

1. Andreatos Antonios, Professor, Hellenic Air Force Academy. GREECE
2. Beskos D.E.Emeritus Professor of the University of Patras, GREECE
3. Balopoulos Victor D. Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering Democritus University of Thrace GREECE
4. Carayannis Anastassios, PhD, Professor,Department of Applied Human Science, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
5. Constantopoulos James Ph.D.Professor of Geology Eastern New Mexico University USA
6. Dokos Socrates PhD Associate Professor, Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, UNSW, 2052, Australia
7. Dritsos Stephanos E., Professor, Dept of Civil Engineering, University of Patras, Greece
8. Eleftheriades George Savva, OAM, GCSCG, CETr, JP; Academician
retired. Sydney Australia
9. Eleftheriadou Mrs Eugenia, CLETr, CSH; A/Academician retired. Sydney Australia

10. Economides Spyros , PhD. Professor Department of Management California State University, East Bay USA

11. Filippas Anastasios. Please add my name Professor Emeritus NTUA GREECE

12. Kamperidis Lambros Université de Sherbrooke Département de
Philosophize Quebec, CANADA
13. Katsiadaki Ioanna, PhD., Science leader, Cefas, Weymouth, UK
14. Kelessidis Vassilios C. Ph.D., Professor, Mineral Resources Engineering School, Technical University of Crete, Petroleum Engineering Program, Texas A&M University at QATAR.
15. Kostas/ Konstantatos Demosthenes Ph.D,MSc, MB Greenwich CT USA
16. Koutitas Christoforos Emeritus Professor Dept Civil Eng Aristotle
University GREECE
17. Κούγκολος Αθανάσιος, Καθηγητής, τμήμα Πολιτικών Μηχανικών, ΑΠΘ
18. Kotsovinos N.E., Ph.D., Emeritus Professor , Democritus University of Thrace GREECE
19. Koutrouvelis, Ioannis A. Professor Emeritus, University of Patras, Greece
20. Moschovakis A.K., M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Physiology, University of Crete GREECE
21. Mylonakis George, Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Bristol, UK and University of Patras, Greece
22. Neophytou Marina K-A, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Cyprus
23. Nikolakopoulos Konstantin, PhD Professor Institute of Orthodox
Theology University of Munich, Germany
24. Παπαμαρινόπουλος Σταύρος Π. , τ. Καθηγητής Πανεπιστημίου Πατρών
25. Pilakoutas, Kypros , Professor of Construction Innovation, Dept of Civil and Structural Engineering: The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
26. Ralli Angela, Professor of Linguistics University of Patras, Member of the Academia Europaea GREECE
27. Spyridakis Stylianos Professor,Department of History University of California,Davis USA
28. Tefarikis is XRISI Athena , Journalist. Former Professor at THE UNIACC university OF Chile and Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile.
29. Tsitsipis John, Professor, retired, University of Thessaly, GREECE
30. Tzortzios Stergios Retired Professor (University of Thessaly-Greece)
31. Yentekakis Ioannis V., Professor University Council Member,Director: I’m Laboratory of Physical Chemistry & Chemical Processes,School of Environmental Engineering,Technical University of Crete GREECE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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