A suicide note said he preferred to die rather than scavenge for food. His suicide outside parliament became a symbol of the hardships ordinary Greeks are suffering because of a series of wage and pension cuts and tax rises imposed to keep the country afloat and meet conditions to get aid from the EU and the IMF. Greece swapped 177 billion euros worth of bonds for new ones last month, inflicting losses on bondholders averaging three quarters of their investment, as part of a plan to slash its gargantuan debt and stay in the euro zone. The lawsuit filed by the two Greeks on Friday follows a case involving more than 100 holders of Greek bonds in Germany.
[Reuters] - Ekathimerini.com