Hesitation and Patronizing Advice How Germany Made the Greek Crisis Worse

The Greeks are mainly responsible for their current predicament. But the German government has made the country's situation worse with its lectures and reluctance to provide assistance. Chancellor Angela Merkel is mainly to blame for the fact that German taxpayers now have to suffer.
Von Gustav A. Horn
A metro station in Athens is closed Tuesday as public transport employees strike: Greece can no longer get by without foreign assistance.

A metro station in Athens is closed Tuesday as public transport employees strike: Greece can no longer get by without foreign assistance.

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