Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Crisis for democracy in GreeceWolfgang Münchau, editor of the Financial Times Deutschland, writes in Willkommen in Weimar (Welcome to Weimar) Spiegel Online 09.05.2012 (my translation):
An exit from the euro or from the European Union would absolutely not be the worst variant. The Worst Case would be in the Greek case falling back into a dictatorship. The liklihood of this scenario grows with the degree of political instability. Already today it appears that [German Chancellor Angela] Merkel's savings policy is being put through on the streets of Athens with armed violence.
Aljazeera English's The Stream report on the Greece ultra-right in this report from just before the May elections, Greece's right wing: a new dawn? 05/04/2012:
Tags: austerity economics, eu, euro, european union, greece
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