An ambitious bid to solve the Greek debt crisis via a crowdfunding website has attracted more than £200,000 of donations in two days.
Thom Feeney has set up the campaign to raise €1.6bn to save the Greek economy on the IndieGoGo site, and is appealing for Europeans to donate a few Euros each.
Mr Feeney, 29, said:
“All this dithering over Greece is getting boring. European ministers flexing their muscles and posturing over whether they can help the Greek people or not.
“Why don’t we the people just sort it instead?
“The European Union is home to 503 million people, if we all just chip in a few Euro then we can get Greece sorted and hopefully get them back on track soon. Easy.”
Mr Feeney has promised a range of treats for people who pledge their support, from a €3 postcard of Greek Prime Minister Alex Tsipiras sent from Greece; a €20 bottle of Greek wine; a €5,000 Greek holiday or “a lot of gratitude from citizens of Europe and particularly the Greek people” for donations of €1m.