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Greece admits veering from bailout obligations
Reuters ^ | Julu 5, 2012 | Renee Maltezou and Harry Papachristou

Posted on 07/05/2012 12:18:24 PM PDT by C19fan

Greece conceded on Thursday it had slipped "in some respects" in implementing the cuts and reforms demanded by lenders in exchange for saving Athens from bankruptcy, and tried to persuade them to cut the country some slack. Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras made the admission after meeting senior officials from Greece's "troika" of lenders from the EU, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund, whose inspectors have begun picking through the country's books after weeks of political paralysis.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Germany; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: austerity; euro; greece
Greece lying to the EU on fiscal matters again. This is going to go over well in Germany.
1 posted on 07/05/2012 12:18:33 PM PDT by C19fan
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Beware of Greeks bearing excuses?


2 posted on 07/05/2012 12:23:34 PM PDT by Argus
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Isn’t modern Greek culture about excuses and blame shifting?


3 posted on 07/05/2012 12:28:17 PM PDT by C19fan
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if a EU member did NOT lie then that would be the surprise.

they are all lying to try and make it look like socialism is working.


4 posted on 07/05/2012 12:30:27 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: C19fan

Gee, I’m so shocked!


5 posted on 07/05/2012 12:36:30 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: C19fan

LOL...oh, man... Greece... you suck so bad.

/laughing


6 posted on 07/05/2012 12:36:48 PM PDT by Noamie
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To: C19fan

Pretty soon the rational Germans are going to break from the huddle and drop back into punt formation.


7 posted on 07/05/2012 12:40:04 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: bruinbirdman

Ping.


8 posted on 07/05/2012 12:48:18 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: C19fan
It's like driving from an AA meeting to a bar with a quick swing by the liquor store afterward for a little something at home.
9 posted on 07/05/2012 1:08:44 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: C19fan

Gosh what shocking news. Perhaps they should call an EU summit after all they must keep the orchestra playing after the S.S. Europroject has struck the iceberg.


10 posted on 07/05/2012 1:16:22 PM PDT by Timocrat (Ingnorantia non excusat)
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and tried to persuade them to cut the country some slack

Slack is exactly what has brought Greece to these dark days.

11 posted on 07/05/2012 1:21:05 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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