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That's not the way the papers are phrasing it.

Last week, Greece agreed with the troika on the austerity package. When it went in front of the EU FMs, they demanded an additional 325 million that sent Greece back to the drawing board.

Commentators all over Europe noted that it appeared the EU was shifting the goalposts to antagonize the Greeks.

Others said, if the Greek parliament approved the new measures, watch the EU go back again and shift the goalposts.

The new package contained $325 million in additional cuts, and it was approved. Where did the cuts come from? The military.

This is part of the austerity deal the Greeks sent.

It's been less than a week since the additional demands (made Thursday night). what exactly is it that you want?

Greece agreed to an additional 325 million to be cut from defense procurements.

But I bet Germany wasn't expecting that since Germany demands Greece buy useless armaments from Germany, stuff that doesn't even work.

by Upstate NY on Tue Feb 14th, 2012 at 04:39:10 PM EST
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