Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Letter from Athens

Wall-to-wall sunshine and temperatures in the 30s. Makes me yearn for home...

Had a chat with a taxi driver here yesterday and he fairly and squarely blames Germany for Greece's condition and will not countenance Greece's government cooking the books to gain admission, nor that a tax evasion was rife nor that hundreds of thousands of government jobs just didn't actually exist. However, he did have a point about Germany never fully compensating Greece in reparations after WWII. That said, it was never fully pursued during the 1960 agreement and only became an issue after the Greek economy collapsed following joining the Euro. More than a hint of convenient opportunism in bringing it up now.

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