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Greek President Would Like To Know If German FinMin Kisses His Mother With That Mouth

Greek President Karolos Papoulias slammed Germany’s finance minister for recent comments about his country as stalled bailout talks stoked tensions between Greece and the northern European countries funding its rescue. “I don’t accept insults to my country by Mr. Schaeuble,” Papoulias, who fought in the resistance against the Nazis during World War II, said in a speech today. “I don’t accept it as a Greek. Who is Mr. Schaeuble to ridicule Greece? Who are the Dutch? Who are the Finns? We always had the pride to defend not just our own freedom, not just our own country, but the freedom of all of Europe.” Papoulias’s comments came as Wolfgang Schaeuble and other European officials pushed Greece to gouge more cuts out of its budget to qualify for a new bailout that would stave off an economic collapse. Schaeuble today blamed Greece’s New Democracy party, the second largest, for holding up agreement on a new rescue package and his deputy, Steffen Kampeter, compared Greece to a “bottomless pit.” [Bloomberg]

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  1. Wolfgang S says:

    Insults? No, no, you misunderstood. "Bottomless pit," is your credit rating in the eyes of the German people.

  2. Wylie Coyote, CFA says:

    Q: Who is Mr Schauble to criticize Greece?
    A: A German taxpayer who doesn't see why he should give money to distant, feckless countries.

    Q: Who are the Dutch to criticize Greece?
    A: The Dutch are a people who have managed to pay their country's debts, even when quite large and under difficult circumstances.

    Q: Who are the Finns?
    A: The Finns are a people who managed to steer their economy through the collapse of its largest trading partner and come back stronger and more efficient.

    • HFguy says:

      You still forget to thank us for introducing you to democracy and for the cheap fucking EURO you have been rolling in.

      -Thanks
      South Europe

  3. Alt_EST says:

    German Debt/GDP: 83.2% (AAA/Aaa)
    Dutch Debt/GDP: 62.9% (AAA/Aaa)
    Finland Debt/GDP 48.3% (AAA/Aaa/AAA)

    That's who we are, bitch.

  4. ioanna says:

    so pathetic – people with devostating (or 0) influence in European History and unity, now play the leading role in 'protecting' all that EU is supposed to be about: freedom and democracy.
    Not to mention that the people that actually fought for this freedom, have actually 'forgiven' those with european blood on their hands and set aside their differences (debts included….).

    This is how this support is payed back.. Seems that the civilized free EU is all about blackmails and insults.
    Such a shame. Obviously the EU masters that define what is and what is not 'european' under theis own undefined unclear conditions have started a new war between debts and ethic.

  5. W. Schauble says:

    I'd say it depends on how many colored armbands she was wearing.

  6. Bugs says:

    The EU knew that Greece was cooking the books to join the euro and connived in it (with the help of a bunch of banks). Only the hubris was authentically Greek.

  7. Ioanna says:

    'No-no-no' will be coming from a different side right after the French Presidential elections.
    Is this what all this fuss is all about? Seems that Frau Merkel and Mr Schauble do not have what it takes to say it straight…

    Btw, Bugs, since you are familiar with hybris, you must already know that it is reflected on the actions of those in power and resulted in their fall eventually and devOstation…

  8. Just_the_truth says:

    Who are the Dutch?
    -A nation tha started two world wars.

    Who is Papoulias?
    -Somebody who gave a fight against the nachis.

    Who are the Greeks?
    -The nation which had the first win for the allies in the second world war (agains the mussolini)

    Who is Merkel?
    -Someone who is close friend to goldman sachs and want to buy in a very low price the unexplloited greek oil deposits and minerals.

    Stop attacking Greece..maybe your country is the next victim..

  9. Just_the_truth says:

    (Forgot to mention that Germany has never given to Greece the war compensation from world war 2- BILLIONS)

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