A Greek, a Portuguese and an Irishman meet at a bar. Who will pay the bill ? A German. This is a joke told around Athens nowadays. For many years Greek governments increased spending despite unability to settle the public debt reaching now the amount of 300 billion euros. But that is not the sole problem. The Greek economy crises is also due to the corruption that pervades every corner of day to day life in the country. Transparency International proves that bribery, patronage and other public corruption costs Greece 8% of its GDP annually, placing the country among top of the list of countries drowning in systemic corruption. The Greeks are angry; they face massive cuts in the public sector jobs, pay cuts, taxes increase and extreme prices for basic articles in stores. They have divided into two fractions; the ones that the crises touches most that form majority of the country’s population and the private sector, together with the Greek elite and fuelled by corruption that allows more spending. Athens have become a small Moscow, where a visiable line exists between the poor and the financial district wealth. Middle-class on verge to dissappear, with average monthly income of 700 euros per capita. Doctors of the World admit that the number of Greeks in need of basic help including medicine and food dramatically increases. Last year they treated thousand patients. This year over two thousand and rising. I have a problem answering the question wheather to help and if, then how much? I do not feel alone with this dilemma. For many years the citizens of Socrates’s country enjoyed high standard of living, spending money left and right. Although Greece’s budget deficit exceeded goverment estimates and finances where provided by emission of bonds, the real financial situation of Athens was meticulously concealed. It is a ride without a ticket with the responsibility placed on other passangers, ticket holders of course. I do understand that the blame is on politicians, society, banks for their sumptuous lifestyle. Two and a half thousand years ago a certain Greek, Arystotheles, said, “… It is best to part with life like with from a feast: neither thirsty or drunk…” and I can not understand why these words were not taken by the hearts and minds of his fellow countrymen.