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SEISACHTHEIA: Making History , Again.



1 million Signatures for a “Europe of Solidarity”



SEISACHTHEIA is the Movement for the Write-off of the Greek Odious debt.



The Movement is legally recognized as an entity by the 744/2012 Decision of the First Instance Court of Athens. The SEISACHTHEIA citizens committee, composed of 12 EU citizens from 8 different member states, submitted, on 13/7/2012, OFFICIAL request before the European Commission, according to the article 8 of the Lisbon Treaty. The citizens committee introduces the following resolution, for adoption:

Establish , as European Law, the Principle of the “state of necessity ”. When the financial and the political existence of a State is in danger because of the serving of the abhorrent debt (galloping unemployment; the collapse of wages and pensions; the closure of hospitals and schools, as well as of social services; individual wretchedness; etc.) the refusal of its payment is necessary and justifiable


The members of the committee are the following:


  • GREECE


    Alexis Anagnostakis

    (Representative)

  • CYPRUS


    Lakis Christodoulou

    (Substitute)

  • BELGIUM


    A. Stavros Perdikis

    (Vice-president of the Cretan Association of Europe and board member of the World Council of Cretans)

  • B. Cesar Leonardo Chantraine


  • GERMANY


    Pierre Sarramagnan - Souchier


  • ITALY


    A. Antonio Parisella

    (Professor in Parma University. President of the History Museum of Liberation.)

  • B. Bruna De Paula

    (Architect)

  • C. Luigi Davanzo


  • PORTUGAL


    Alcides Ramos Ferreira dos Santos


  • ROMANIA


    Antonios Tsesmetzis

    (Businessman)

  • ΤHE NETHERLANDS


    A. Vivianne Baltus Teuben


  • B. Rinskje Jantje Petronella Spijkerman.

    (Writer)


  • We believe that the only solution to the current crisis can come from the power of the European citizens.
    With the collection of 1 million signatures, European citizens can transform their will into a steadfast power.
    The payment of any odious debt should be put aside, as the necessity of survival and the right to human dignity should come first.



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    Seisachtheia* was a set of laws instituted by the Athenian lawmaker Solon (c. 638 BC–558 BC) in order to rectify the widespread serfdom and slaves that had run rampant in Athens by the 6th century BC, by debt relief.

    Now, 2.500 years later we are again enslaved by an unpayable debt that threatens our lives and dignity and we need 1 million Signatures to have this old solution debated at the E.U., for a new Europe of Solidarity.



    • Alexis Anagnostakis

      (Barrister at law)


    • Lakis Christodoulou

      (Attorney at law.)


    • Antonio Parisella

      (Professor in Parma University. President of the History Museum of Liberation.)


    • Rinskje Jantje Petronella Spijkerman

      (Writer)


    • César Léonardo Chantraine.


    • SEISACHTHEIA MOVEMENT



    • Dimitra Sotiriadou

      (Journalist)


    • Dimitris Varnavas

      (President of the Greek Hospital Doctors Union.)

    • LEGAL COUNSEL OF SEISACHTHEIA MOVEMENT



    • Andreas Anagnostakis

      (Barrister at Law)

    • IT DEPARTMENT OF SEISACHTHEIA MOVEMENT



    • Ioannis Kolovos

      (Digital Director / Software Engineering)


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