The euro area has to resolve “that the time of living above our means is over once and for all” and pursue debt reduction that will stretch over “many years,” Merkel said in a speech to members of her Christian Democratic Union late yesterday in Magdeburg, eastern Germany. While stepping up her rejection of a Greek default, she said that issuance of shared debt by euro countries isn’t the solution to the problem spilling from Greece, even though some may long for the “big bang” to end the debt crisis. “Whoever believes that has no clue about the economy,” she said. [Bloomberg, earlier, earlier re: kid tables]
Angela Merkel Let In A Million Refugees And Now Wolfgang Schäuble Can’t Yell At Greeks Anymore
Don’t worry: His replacement might be even yellier.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras Isn't Going To Literally Say "Angela Merkel And Her Cohorts Are Trying To Blackmail Me"
He's still going to throw the word "blackmail" down *and* lay it on thick about how the founding fathers of the EU would be extremely disappointed about the current situation.