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German Ex-Chancellor Blames Greece for the Euro Crisis

Former German Chancellor , conservative Helmut Kohl dismissed claims that he criticized Angela Merkel for her European policy. “These claims are fictitious” Kohl told Number 1 yellow-press newspaper in German, BILD, that Greece is to blame for the Euro crisis. The concerned ex-chancellor, initiator of the common currency, said that “Greece should had never be included in the Euro-zone without far-reaching structural reforms first”. Helmut Kohl blamed the then German coalition government of Social Democrats of Gerhard Schroeder and the Green Party of Joschka Fischer.

Furthermore, Kohl stressed that the Euro Stability Pact should never be soggy, but in contrast it should have been strengthened.

Now it’s time to correct these errors and make Europe and the Euro stable” Kohl told BILD.

No, the aging ex-chancellor didn’t blame Greece for the hunger in Ethiopia, the tsunami in Japan and the global warming….

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  1. No, the aging ex-chancellor didn’t blame Greece for the hunger in Ethiopia, the tsunami in Japan and the global warming….

    My German might be rusty, but I think you are wrong… I think he might have blamed Greece for that and even more. Went probably to far even for BILD.

    This Kostas Karamanlis of German politics at least has opinions. And compared to the comatose Karamanlis and the dithering he was in his days (“that dimm and distant past, as it were, in fact it’s so long ago it’s nearly in the year one”) a towering lump of babbling Braunkohle (lignite or lignitis as it is lovingly called here bij GENOP-PPC) who managed to be credited with all kind of achievements others made.