24 de febrero de 2010

Lo que se podrían decir los griegos y los alemanes si el gobierno de los últimos rescata a los primeros

Timothy Garton Ash observa que la agonía de la eurozona refleja un déficit más grave que el déficit fiscal: la desaparición del espíritu que en alguna ocasión unió a los europeos.

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One well-placed diplomatic observer in Athens suggests to me that, as part of the European supervision of Greece's fiscal discipline, "there'll be a German under every desk". Just don't mention the war. Except that Greece's deputy prime minister, Theodoros Pangalos, already has. Recalling the Nazi occupation, he said earlier this week: "They took away the gold that was in the Bank of Greece, they took away Greek money, and they never gave it back. This is an issue that has to be faced sometime in the future."

To which furious Germans will reply: "They took away our d-mark, and nobody asked us if we wanted to give it up. We were assured, in ­solemn treaties and ­rulings of our constitutional court, that we'd never have to bail anyone out. We took 10 years of painful reform to make ourselves competitive again, while those Pigs lived high on the hog. Now we're being asked to work till age 67 so the Greeks can ­retire at 63." And so on.

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