The battle of Crete. It is hard to forget, because there were too many dead people. My grandfather was saved from execution the last minute. Some of my relatives did not make it and they got killed by Germans.The moral shock was great. However, this happened many decades ago and we cannot put the blame to the present German generation. Nowadays, the great issue for Greece, is the compensation for the atrocities of Nazi. The cost of compensation is enormous and I believe that Greece will face many denials from the German authorities, as this will mean the collapse of the German economy. An alternative realistic and achieving compromise is to hire descedants of the Greek dead people in German businesses domestically. Their salary must be generous. That’s all from me. Do it and let’s live in peace.
Michael Kassotakis BA, MSc, MCIM, MCMI was born in Heraklion, Crete, Hellas (Greece). He is citizened and registered in Piraeus, Hellas (Greece). His routes and ancestors come from Minor Asia, China and Crete. His Maiden Name is Iliou-Liou and it is estimated that he comes from The Chinese Royal Dynasty of Liu.
He is also the President and Managing Director of E-BCR, a European Management Consultant-Researcher and Business services provider.
Initially, he was brought up by a maritime family and gained experience from The Greatest Hellenic Harbour Piraeus. He distinquished himself professionally.
His first jobs refer to assistant builder, assistant of aluminium and iron constructions, basketball player, salesman, hotel clerk, distributor of dental plates, leather cord hand picker, music tapes recorder, rent a car clerk and walker-on from 1980 until 1995.
He is well – known for offering electronic, business, consulting and research services. It is remarkable that he offered significant services for the 2004 Summer Olympic Games and the International Olympic Committee in Greece.
Michael Kassotakis started his work experience in the early 1980’s and graduated from the Business Organisation and Management Department of Piraeus University, while he was offering his services as Supervisor of Captain’s Office for the Hellenic Navy. His graduate degree and naval services were completed in 1998.
He started his postgraduate experience in Stirling University, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1999. He and some of his classmates completed various significant business and marketing projects like Assessment of Service Quality, World Market Attractiveness, Marketing Plans etc. The postgraduation was completed in the New Millenium (2000, MSc in Marketing).
He continued his remarkable business services by completing significant business and economic projects and studies (Tourism Development – Marketing Expertise, Hotel Sector, IT Hardware, Quick Service Restaurants, Computers etc) on behalf of major companies.
He is a member of The Chartered Institute of Management (MCMI), a Full member of The Chartered Institute of Marketing (MCIM), a licensed economist and tax accountant of the Economic Chamber of Greece, a member of the British-Hellenic chamber of Commerce, a member of the British Graduates Society, a member of the Alumni of Stirling University and a member of the Internet Society.
In 2010’s he was/is a member in significant professional and business organisations, while he offers electronic, business, consulting, research services and online shopping. He can also manage investments in Hellas, Europe and Rest of the World.
The Greek – Turkish War of 1919 – 1922 ended to the Asia Minor Catastrophe (1922).
It was encouraged by the Western Allies, mainly United Kingdom and the British Prime Minister David Lloyd George who promised Greece, large areas of the Ottoman Empire in case of victory. The Greek Armed Forces occupied Smyrna or Smyrni on 15 May 1919 and many cities, towns in Anatolia up to Eskisehir. Then Turkish forces counter – attacked and reoccupied the conquered land that they had lost by the Greek Armed Forces.
The victory of Turkish Armed Forces, obliged the Allies to renegotiate with the Turkish National Movement a new Treaty in Lausanne. This treaty accepted the sovereignty of Turkey over Asia Minor, Eastern Thrace and Constantinople……To be continued.
A list of the most popular Cretan Songs. A tribute to the most popular Cretan Musicians like Michalis Tzouganakis, Nikos Xilouris, Vasilis Skoulas, Achileas Dramountanis, Thanasis Skordalos, Nikos Zoidakis, Aerakis, Michalis Polychronakis, Giorgos Zervakis, Tasoula, Georgia Dagaki, Michalis Kounalis, Dimitris Kounalis, Kostas Mountakis and many others. Today is the ” The Holy Spirit Day” in my Homeland Crete and I would like to initiate publicly a proposal for an Annual Cretan Festival, Every September with the participation of the Cretan Musicians that are included in this Cretan Playlist. The recommended Venue is Pangritio Stadium in Heraklion, Crete, Greece. By Michael Kassotakis MCIM, E-BCR, http://www.e-bcr.com
“Omonia”The oldest and most profound fraternity of Cretans, one of the oldest fraternities in Greece and Europe, with a great history and patronage by the Greek Ethnarch Eleftherios Venizelos. A place for the support of dissapointed and low-priveleged citizens from Crete. Omonia Fraternity dooes the obvious: honours capable Cretans. Many capable Cretans who live in Crete, are not supported by the authorities. Sometimes they are chased and they choose to abandon the island. The authorities do not know that they cause severe damage to the prospects of the island, by causing capable Cretans to abandon the island. They have to realize that the island will lose gradually it’s treasure the excalibur knowledge and world recognition of some capable Cretans. Nobody can doubt this fact. The fact is that many Cretans who live outside Crete have prominent positions in science, politics, academics, sports and other sectors of the society. This become even more viral, when we mention Cretans who live outside Greece. This is also apllied for Greeks living outside Greece. We would like to deliver this historical message “Don’t expect the recovery of the Greek and Cretan Economy, if you don’t facilitate the activities of Capable Greeks and Cretans. Honour them, Support them, Give them the tools to work for their development and the development of Greece. They will not dissapoint you. Reunite Greek and Cretan Homogenous with Homeland and Greece. Apologize to them for not giving them a helping hand when they needed it. Offer them similar working enviroment and rewards like those they receive abroad and protect them to work without offenses. They are the chosen to recover Greece from this historical crisis. Bring Homogenous Greeks to Homeland Now!!!” E-BCR,http://www.e-bcr.com