This kind of "work" is part of the survival strategy of the family. The concerns are that recognising it as a crime would possibly harm the children instead of improving their situation. But begging by children cannot be perceived as something different from forced labour.
Despite the three days of mourning announced in Europe on occasion of the tragic air accident in France, the Greek flag was not lowered to half mast during the parade. The tragedy was also completely absent from the statements of President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the other officials of the Greek state.
The reactions were provoked by statements of Deputy Minister of Finance Nadia Valavani who said that "nothing wrong will happen to Mykonos and Santorini if they switch to the VAT regime like the one in Crete."