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Greece was never bailed out – it remains locked in an EU debtor’s prison

Punitive conditions attached to the ‘rescue’ package mean the Greek financial tragedy may never end

  • Yanis Varoufakis
  • The Guardian

Over the past week, the world’s media have been proclaiming the successful completion of the Greek financial rescue programme mounted in 2010 by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.

Xex 3cHeadlines celebrated the end of Greece’s bailout, even the termination of austerity.

Buoyant reports from ground zero of the eurozone crisis portrayed Europe’s eight-year long Greek intervention as a paradigm of judicious European solidarity with its black sheep; a…

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