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BBC News - Greece crisis: Not Europe's Lehman (it could be worse)

Eurozone finance ministers' overnight decision to withhold payment of 12bn euros (£10bn) of emergency loans to Greece, pending agreement by the Greek parliament on austerity measures and privatisations, would be rational and credible on the basis that Greece has more to lose from a disorderly Greek default than the eurozone itself.

Or to put it another way, threats are only worth making if those making the threats could actually carry them out.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Jun 20th, 2011 at 06:54:00 AM EST

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