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You can't have Greece collecting tax arrears to improve its budget. That would take the pressure off.

by Upstate NY on Tue Mar 17th, 2015 at 01:15:47 PM EST


A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Mar 17th, 2015 at 01:23:48 PM EST
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It might be time to find out who takes whose orders in the Commission. Most positive noises have come from Moscovici and I assumed he speaks for Juncker since who else is there? Hollande? Heh. Now a betrayal was of course always in the cards but I don't see what he would get out of it now. I mean this is an obvious ratfucking if I ever saw one.
by generic on Tue Mar 17th, 2015 at 03:07:35 PM EST
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Declan Costello is 3 rungs below Moscovici in the Commission.
Asked at a news conference about reports that a Commission official had tried to prevent the Greek government presenting a humanitarian crisis bill, Moscovici said: "There is no question of us putting any kind of veto on a humanitarian bill, as I saw reported in some media."


A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Mar 18th, 2015 at 08:48:45 AM EST
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So what happens with the installments plan?
by generic on Wed Mar 18th, 2015 at 09:10:15 AM EST
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Passed in parliament today

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom - William Blake
by talos (mihalis at gmail dot com) on Fri Mar 20th, 2015 at 03:29:56 PM EST
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On the excuse that the tax arrears legislation would waive late payment surcharges if people pay soon, presumably.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Mar 17th, 2015 at 01:26:16 PM EST
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