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article imageFinance Ministry dismisses END's offer to buy Greek debt as joke

By Katerina Nikolas     Oct 5, 2012 in World
Athens - It was all just a "joke" the Greek Ministry of Finance declared, as it publicly dismissed reputed offers by the supposed E.N.D. Foundation to pay off the national Greek debt.
Reports of a group of Greek diaspora based in the U.S. and Canada having the wherewithal to pay off the Greek national debt, providing some constitutional changes were made, have circulated on the Internet for a while. Digital Journal carried a report highlighting the E.N.D. Foundation's offer to "Give us the debt and we will END the crisis."
Now the Greek Finance Ministry has put a public end to the speculation, releasing a statement which Keep Talking Greece reported said: ”Any information of ‘discovered treasures’ offered to pay off our debts can be treated as a joke. No proposal or offer has been submitted to the ministry and the government in general. It would be prudent that various gold miners demonstrate at least some basic seriousness.”
According to Ekathimerini Greek consulate officials in Canada have "no knowledge of the foundation which has yet to provide any proof of its alleged fortune."
Journalists who reported on the story and the press conference held by END's Emmanuil Lambrakis have been lambasted for not being "bothered to thoroughly search the issue" or inquire further into just who these supposedly rich Greeks were.
Keep Talking Greece has an excellent report having investigated supposed bank deposits by E.N.D. Amongst some of their disclosures they report "Minister for Diaspora Greeks, Antonis Georgiadis presented some controversial documents provided by a lawyer of the donors’ group and threatened to go to prosecutor if Lambrakis and Sorras won’t reveal in which bank the 600 billion USD have been deposited." Also the Bank of Montreal is considering taking legal action against Lambrakis.
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