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I think it's more that elements in the Troika have always had a pathological desire to defeat Europe.

Remember a few years ago when Europe was beginning to act in an anti-corporate way?

Europe as a common market and finance zone is fine. Europe aa a strong and independent political entity - especially one with left-populist anti-corporate leanings - must be prevented at all costs.

If the Troika had any serious interest in maintaining the European ideal of a semi-federalised superstate the Greek crisis would never have happened.

Perhaps I'm overestimating the ability to strategise, But it seems to me that the bad faith has been rather calculated and deliberate, and some possible explanations go beyond simple bullying.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Mon Jun 29th, 2015 at 09:37:23 PM EST
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