The German Government is considering to ‘help’ Greece financially – but only if Athens is more involved in the refugee crisis. This is what German daily Wirtschaftswoche ‘learned’ from German government sources.
“German government no longer rules out to come towards Greece financially, if Athens increases its commitment in the refugee crisis,” WiWo notes on Friday and adds citing Merkel’s government sources:
“Our highest priority is currently that more refugees remain in Greece.“
In order to achieve this, “other considerations like strict insistence on the program agreements could be set back,” the German daily notes.
It this blackmail firework, it is not clear how exactly Germany sees this “other considerations”. But in real life language this could be translated into something like:
Germany offers to be more open and eventually close an eye or two, when it comes to strict implementation of the 3. bailout program and the One Million and One Prior Actions and Structural Reforms, if Greece accepts to keep more refugees in the country.
According to WiWo, “some 400,000 refugees have arrived in Greece since the beginning of the year. among them also many boat-refugees who arrive through the Mediterranean Sea from Turkey and want to travel further to European Union, especially to Germany.”
Already yesterday, I drew my readers’ attention to a possible blackmail on the part of Greece’s EU partners in general and the European Commission in particular with regards to the Refugee Crisis. However, I focused rather on the pressure of EC and Germany to Greece to “joint patrols with Turkey”.
However, Berlin came today with this new idea. Yet, the denominator remains the same: refugees & refugee crisis vs money & vague concessions to a debt-ridden country.
Several years ago, when I started to discover how big the world was, I was a devoted supporter of the European Union, of the free move of people and goods and other nice visions of a liberated and united happy world.
I cannot tell you how disappointed I have become in recent years to see that the noble European Union has mutated into a gang of thugs and common blackmailers.
PS Everybody knows that Chancellor Merkel is under immense pressure especially by her coalition partner arch-conservative CSU regarding her Refugees policies and that she tries to politically survive her own crisis.
But in our real life world, blackmailers are normally thrown into jail.
That is all Greek to me: you call giving money for something you want blackmailing? That is usually called “paying”. Do you blackmail your baker by threatening not to pay if he doesn’t give you bread?
what does the Refugees Crisis has to do with the Greek bailout & adjustment program??? NIX NADA NIENTE NOTHING
Greek cannot afford to support the refugees because of the budget limits. Or is Greek unwilling to support the refugees?!?
What are you talking about? Child-molesters kidnapping refugee children because the parents have to wait 2 months night and day inline in front of reception centres in Berlin or was it German coastguard that rescued 200.000 people out of the water and brought them to the mainland instead of opening up their embassies in Iraq, Jordan, Libanon and Turkey? Every refugee that is drowning in the sea is murdered by this EU-fortress-fascist embassies.
UNHCR chief António Guterres in Lesbos:
“It is amazing that on a small island, you are managing, whereas in a big Europe, with half a billion people, they are finding it so difficult,” Guterres told Lesbos Mayor Spyros Galinos and other Greek officials. “We are always saying this crisis is manageable at the European level, but to be manageable, it needs to be much better managed.”
You know how this works. First Greece had to accept the possibility of further IMF-involvement and then Reichsgag creates out of the Greek OK an OK of the IMF as precondition and in the end Reichsgag can oppose to anything this way as the decision of IMF was never meant to be done before finishing the old IMF-program in 2016.
At the moment Greece is out of the headlines in Germany and if this gets reality Merkel will be in SPD or it’s just another trick like their show the last weeks that was necessary to abolish more and more asylum-rights.
Concentration camps are cheaper in Greece than in Germany and at least its also cheaper to house refugees in Greek hotels than to make German hostel-owners get a millionaire in 6 weeks, the refugees will only stay in Greece if they get a guarantee to travel north after the winter… and the main decision is made by the weather
Tsipras should now also implement higher taxes in Dodecanese to squeeze more money out of Schäuble who will roll in circles with an angry red head until X-Mas.
Let’s make petition-online for Merkel having a break as queen of Tinos and – as she smoked so much since last time – so that Tsipraki can give her the fresh Kalamatagrass he forgot yesterday to deliver. She needs a break after the shock being at Atatürk’s Mausoleum, just to prevent her from chatting with her bedfellow Putin: “Wow, was I impressed. In Börlin we have memorial-sites for the victims not for mass-murderers, whatcha think Vladi, can we leave Adolf’s balls there beside Atatürk?” “First I show you Lenin’s”
The refugees are people. You cannot confine them to Greece , nor send them off to Spain or Portugal. They will ultimately go where they want. How long do the EU need to talk ?
My fear is that hundreds will drown trying to get from Bodrum to Kos . The traffickers won’t care that there will be 130kph wind , for them each boat is $50,000 .
This will happen in the next three weeks !
The worst Greek government ever. After having betrayed the people, Tsipras is now flooding the country with illegal aliens. Mostly men, mostly muslims.
Well, you fought the Turks for centuries? Syriza bring them back with your taxes (European people taxes in fact) and plan to replace you…