Outside a bank: The pensioner’s story behind the photos that went viral (see pics)

Photos of pensioner Giorgos Chatzifotiadis literally collapsing in tears outside a bank in Thessaloniki on Friday after failing to withdraw a pension on behalf of his wife were so heart-wrenching that they immediately went viral on the international media.

Leaked: Greek proposal submitted to creditors (Read the full text)

It could be said that the Greek government and creditors are splitting hairs with both sides proposals being similar but making a difference in the detail. The Greek text was leaked to Kathimerini.

Where are the differences?

– Creditors want Greece to yield 1% of the GDP from VAT but the Greek side can only squeeze 093%.