Greece has already been granted some debt relief, but not enough to make its fiscal position sustainable. Tsipras is calling for a writedown of about one-third. There's plenty of historical precedent for relief on this scale. One case in particular ought to resonate with German officials, who are among the most steadfast opponents of debt relief. After World War 2
This enforced hardship isn't improving the countries' ability to pay their debts or helping the European Union's economic prospects
Debt forgiveness tied to pro-growth economic reforms would help
For its (Germany's) own sake, Germany should think again.
Στήριξη από τα Αμερικανικά ΜΜΕ στην ...αναδιάρθρωση. Και ο Stiglitz είναι ένας από αυτούς:
Το STRATFOR το βλέπει πιο ...γεωπολιτικά (και τετελεσμένα):
"A member of the European Commission recently admitted that the European Union "doesn't like new faces." This confession underscores the extent to which the Continental establishment is struggling to cope with the emergence of new political players that propose a substantial change of direction in Europe's policies. Whether European officials like it or not, the left-wing Syriza party's recent victory in Greece will force them to deal with the eurozone's first anti-bailout government. More important, it will force the European leadership to choose from a limited number of options — all of which could lead to unintended consequences
Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem will meet with Tsipras in Athens on Jan. 30. The Greek prime minister will then meet his counterparts at an EU summit on Feb. 12. These events will allow both parties to begin testing the waters before the start of formal negotiations. Greece will probably not get everything it wants, and the negotiations will be long and frustrating for both parties before they reach a deal. Regardless of what happens with Greece, the European crisis has reached a point where anti-establishment parties are in the position to access power. Some will lead governments while others start as coalition partners. One thing is clear: The European Commission will see a growing number of "new faces" in the coming months and years".
(η υπογράμμιση δικιά μου, ή ο Τίμοθυ τώρα δικαιώνεται και η Gudrun, ή θα χαλαρώσει, ή θα στραφεί σε ...εσωτερική κατανάλωση -- τι πεισματάρηδες που είναι οι τύποι... κι οποιος δεν καταλαβαίνει να ρωτήσει...)