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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Greece’s reparations demand could bring the euro crisis to a head | The World

Greece’s reparations demand could bring the euro crisis to a head | The World

In Berlin (where I’m writing from), the Syriza government led by Alexis Tsipras is felt to be chaotic, unreliable, divided and unserious. Raising the issue of reparations at this juncture merely confirms that impression.
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this may provide some emotional satisfaction to Greece, a country that did indeed suffer terribly during the war – and that is now under enormous economic strain. But it is not an intelligent negotiating strategy. Any further package of loans to Greece will have to go through the German Bundestag. 

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