Greece is running out of money. The government in Athens is raiding the budgets of the health service and public utilities to pay salaries and pensions.Without fresh financial support it will struggle to make a debt payment due in July.
No, this is not a piece from the summer of 2015 reprinted by mistake. Greece, after a spell out of the limelight, is back. Another summer of threats, brinkmanship and all-night summits looms.
The problem is a relatively simple one. Greece is bridling at the unrealistic demands of the European commission and the International Monetary Fund to agree to fresh austerity measures when, as the IMF itself accepts, hospitals are running out of syringes and buses don’t run because of a lack of spare parts…..
Vasakliberaale, kes kasinuse vastu seisavad oma retoorikas, aga sajaga eurot ja EL-i toetavad, iseloomustab minu meelest alljärgnev koomiks (need on Varoufakised, Coppolad jne).