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13 July 2015

Some Links to Facts on the Greek Debt Crisis

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Here are some standard links that I keep coming back to refer people for facts about the Greek debt crisis.

Let's start with this Reuters article that shows how much the German state (and the Finish state, etc.) actually earns and saves from the crisis: Analysis: What taxpayer bailouts? Euro crisis saves Germany money

Then we have some arguments like "but one has to pay back ones debt!" and "if I owe money to my bank I can't either...". Basically it poses the example of Germany's handling of debt: How Europe cancelled Germany’s debt in 1953

And of course it is based on the London Agreement on German External Debts as described here at Wikipedia. It's very interesting that in any discussion I had with Germans, as soon as I point this out, they will do anything they can to change the topic.

But then of course, Greeks are just corrupt and lazy. Right? Right? Come on, admit it, no? Well, the numbers (from reliable source) don't agree: Corrupt, lazy Greeks? Debunking Ethnic Stereotyping substituting Economics

I should add some links about the corruption on the German side, about the so called CDU donations scandal (nice mis-nomer, it was simply a bribery scandal), about the bribes given by Siemens, HDW, Thyssen, etc. etc., in Greece and how much money that has cost the Greek people, but I haven't yet found a good comprehensive link. Suffice to say, the main reason why there is never any corruption or bribery proven in German courts is that the German law states that you have to prove that the politician being bribed actually changed policy because of that. As long as he says "I would have ruled like that anyway", no bribery. That was basically the Helmut Kohl defence. But I have to re-find the link for the analysis on that law again.


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Re: Some Links to Facts on the Greek Debt Crisis

Dies ist der finsterste Tag in
Griechenland seit dem 21. April 1967.

Traurig werde ich heute abend
Maria Farantouri lauschen.

Veit

Posted by: Veit HAM at July 13,2015 15:55
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