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Agreed. Unfortunate that they didn't exit in 2010. They should have.

But if Greece could be fixed in 3 or 4 months, it would have already been done.

Greece could have been fixed in the short term by simply stopping corruption at the top, but the necessity of that can't be proven in a mere semester.

by Upstate NY on Tue Feb 24th, 2015 at 02:12:44 PM EST
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I can only hope that the new government proceeds aggressively with corruption investigations. Especially sweet would be to find something deserving of serious prosecution involving someone who is also an important donor to the current German govenment.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Feb 24th, 2015 at 02:53:55 PM EST
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Well, there is the fact that Germany refuses to extradite the former head of the Siemens Greek division, even though he is a Greek national.
by Upstate NY on Tue Feb 24th, 2015 at 03:00:37 PM EST
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Tsipras should raise press issue in the Eurogroup, EC and have parliamentarians do it in the EP. I doubt he is the only likely perp.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Feb 24th, 2015 at 03:07:10 PM EST
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He's not. There's a list of about 30 of them. But I though that the German courts had ruled that they had managed to drag it out for so long that the statute of limitations applied.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Feb 24th, 2015 at 03:25:19 PM EST
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International Court of Justice?

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Feb 25th, 2015 at 10:25:47 AM EST
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