Kilkis wrote: The fundamental facts are:
1 Everybody needs energy to survive. Greece imports nearly all its energy.
Actually refined petroleum is Greece's biggest export worth 11.8 Billion US Dollars!
Kilkis wrote: 2 Everybody needs food to survive. Greece imports a huge percentage of its food.
It also exports nearly half a billion dollars worth of fruit and nuts and Over half a billion dollars worth of fresh fish
Kilkis wrote: 3 Greece exports bugger all except tourism.
In addition to refined petroleum, fruit, nuts & fish Greece also exports (in decending order):
A billion dollars worth of medicaments
Over half a billion dollars worth of Aluminium plating.
Over half a billion dollars worth of raw cotton.
Just under half a billion dollars worth of copper pipes
Just under half a billion dollars worth of olive oil (Number 7 in value of exports)
411 million dollars worth of insulated wire.
Greece is the EU’s largest producer of bauxite, magnesium, nickel, and perlite. It also mines lignite, bentonite, Chromite and zinc.
Greece is one of the worlds largest exporters of marble.
It has the largest merchant navy in the world.
If these are not hi-tec enough Greece also manufactures the fuselage for the Dessault fighter plane
Me thinks you belittle our adopted homeland somewhat!