Double Standards Greek-Style Austerity Would Be Hell for Germans

Tough times are ahead for the Greeks, with the government raising taxes, cutting social benefits and selling off state enterprises. Berlin has led the European pack in demanding the measures from Athens. But economists say Germany would be overwhelmed if it were forced to implement similar measures.
Social unrest would accompany austerity measures in Germany too, experts say.

Social unrest would accompany austerity measures in Germany too, experts say.

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