Interview with Greek Crime Writer Petros Markaris 'The Greeks Must Suffer'

Greek author Petros Markaris has translated Goethe into Greek and written a series of best-selling novels on crime and corruption in Athens. In an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE, Markaris speaks about the "Balkan mentality," troubled German-Greek relations and why even respectable people are forced to pay bribes in everyday Greece.
"Swindlers in the Euro Family": Many in Greece are boycotting German companies like consumer electronics chain MediaMarkt, pictured here, over the heavy-handed treatment their country has been given by the media in Germany.

"Swindlers in the Euro Family": Many in Greece are boycotting German companies like consumer electronics chain MediaMarkt, pictured here, over the heavy-handed treatment their country has been given by the media in Germany.

Foto: YIORGOS KARAHALIS/ REUTERS
Interview conducted by Anna Reimann