Merkel Praises Samaras Yet Again

Greek Premier Antonis Samaras and German Chancellor Angela Merkel
Greek Premier Antonis Samaras and German Chancellor Angela Merkel

As she has repeatedly – as he continues to follow her insistence on austerity measures in return for her country’s backing of critical rescue loans as part of a package from international lenders – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is doing a swell job trying to bring down a runaway debt and deficit.

Her praise was heaped a day before Samaras was due to visit her in Berlin on Nov. 15 to talk again about the 3 1/2-year running Greek drama and crushing economic crisis. Samaras, who opposed austerity while out of office, embraced it once he was elected and has continued to do as Merel has directed, leading critics to say he has ceded his country’s sovereignty to her and foreign banks.

“Greece has implemented changes over the past years which are absolutely remarkable,” Merkel was quoted as saying during a business conference in Berlin. “Who would have thought that Greece will post a primary budget surplus this year?” she added.

She didn’t mention that if Greece hits a primary surplus – not counting interest on debt, the cost of running cities and towns and state enterprises, some military expenditures and social security costs – that it could allow the government to try to stiff  the Troika of the European Union-International Monetary Fund-European Central Bank (EU-IMF-ECB) with big losses as a previous administration did in 2011.

Merkel, however, has ruled out any idea of a debt cut, a so-called “haircut,” and told The Wall Street Journal that Germany, the biggest contributor to Greece’s bailout, will keep putting up money only as long as Samaras adheres to unrelenting austerity and to countries who cut their debt the way the Germans have advised.

 

 


  • TediUSA

    Ha ha ha..the Stick and the Carrots,Grease is so screwed

  • TediNazi

    Luv how you call Greeks all “thieves” and “Grease”. Given you are obviously a racist extreme nationalist you have no moral credibility to lecture anyone whatsoever on ethics. (why you hide your ethnic roots coward)

  • TediUSA

    Given your constant personal attacks and trolling you have no moral credibility to lecture anyone whatsoever on ethics EITHER. So Shut Up.

  • TediNazi

    I would point out you once again evade the question as to where you roots are from.

    You deserve the criticism given you are Greek hating bigot, When you learn to stop demonizing Greeks, maybe someone with half a brain, will see you as something more than a manipulative extreme nationalist.

  • guest

    Andy and leftist extremists cry themselves to sleep every time someone credible praises Samaras. They would rather protect their enormous egos and hurt Greece than admit spending cuts were necessary or that they themselves made some huge mistakes by wildly supporting government gluttony for decades.

    They also demonstrate their treasonous nature when they try to analogize our moderate left-right coalition government as fascist or racist for opposing mass illegal immigration (like every country in the world does) for cheap political points.

    The primary thing our leftist extremists are good for is ranting how someone else owes them money. Patriots only when it comes time to demanding handouts from other Greeks. The rest of the time undermining their own country.

  • TediUSA

    Who cares what your opinion on me is,Dean Plassaras?This article is not about me,so your retorts are totally irrelevant.Have a Good Night Now.

  • Ausgreek

    Is it just me or does Tedi-the Turd sound a bit like he is from one of Greece’s quarrelsome neighbouring countries?
    Who know the pace that is having an identity crisis and blame Greeks for all the ills on earth!

  • CharlesDarwin

    Ausgreek if Tedi is an American I am a Martian
    I think he is a Goat herder

  • Jim

    You are obviously a Turk .. why try and hide it behind a USA label . . just remember this Turk-Rat . . Soon there will be no more online arguments or petty disputes.

    When War begins your peoples future lies at the hands of Hades.

  • guest

    More likely a Slav from a certain neighbouring state with identity crisis. He tries too hard to say we are not Greek.

  • TediNazi

    Evaded again. Why hide your ethnic roots? We all knows its because you a manipualtive coward that just trying to hide that your motives for endlessly ranting at Greeks has absolutely nothing to do with ethics and everything to do with the fact you are an extreme nationalist.

  • guest

    Our leftists are asleep at the wheel. They have no idea that many foreigners are extremely racist towards Greeks (to the point some of them want to ethnically delete us using FYROm as a proxy). Instead the treasonous morons join in on their greek bashing thinking they are making “friends”.

  • TediNazi

    I’m not surprised Dean hates you too. Any Greek that follows you hates you. You deserve our hate being a racist c-nt.

    Cowards like you never talk that way to our face in person. Instead you hide behind the relative anonymity of the internet to be a big tough Nazi. Real original. Never seen that sort of behavior on the internet before.

    Its very flattering you are so obsessed with us. Your whole life seems to revolve around Greeks. Sad for you though. (as you will amount to nothing if that’s all you do with the rest of your life)

  • Jim

    Possibly, from my experience Turks hate every country around them but they have bigger problems with other countries like Armenia/Iran and the Kurds

    These Slavic barbarians who defile the name of Macedonia have an obsession with Greece that is borderline insanity, and Albanians hate us almost as much because they are Turkish puppets and Muslim Cavemen with a country that is famous for being ugly(war bunkers everywhere)

    Either way, the next century will have Greece emerge as a huge power with new-found trillions from oil/gas while FYROMskis and Turkbanians will get the Greek boot to the face

  • Ausgreek

    Sometimes makes me want to start a GD chapter here in Australia!