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...the central bank had given to the Greek parties a list called the Lagarde list (for Christine Lagarde, head of the IMF)...

...So, in effect, the troika--not the troika, the finance ministers, really, are backing the tax dodgers and the crooks in Greece that SYRIZA is trying to move against, whereas the IMF is actually, for once, taking a softer position towards the whole thing...

To clear up his misunderstanding: when the Lagarde list was born in 2010, Lagarde was still the finance minister of France, not yet the head of the IMF. So the list wasn't a sign of the IMF's softness at all; and, as told in the Die Zeit article discussed upthread, it was just the IMF's bureaucrats who advised the Greek government against bringing charges against the tax cheats.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Thu Feb 26th, 2015 at 05:38:34 AM EST
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