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Saturday, June 20, 2015
"If Greece falls..."
[Special meeting of the
European Council on 23 April 2015. From left to right: Martin Schulz,
President of the European Parliament; Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of
Greece; Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission.
Photo: European Council. Source: Flickr]
the Greek crisis continues, Steffen
that a majority of German business leaders look upon a Grexit as a
favourable option, according to a survey published last month in the
German business daily Handelsblatt.
the same time, Vogel draws attention to the political price of a
Grexit, summed up best he says in the words of Reuters European
affairs editor Paul Taylor: "If Greece falls, no one wants their
prints on the murder weapon".
"That applies to the
German government too", Vogel continues, "long held up on
the international stage as an example of a party that is blocking a
lasting solution to the crisis.
weeks ago, The Economist mocked Wolfgang Schäuble as an 'ayatollah
of austerity', thus reversing the rationale upon which Berlin claims
to be acting pragmatically."