Tuesday, February 28, 2012

An unexpected development

Jan Fleischhauer notes in Der Spiegel and interesting, unexpected and not entirely happy as far as the Germans are concerned political development.
The German parliament is set to approve a new multibillion euro bailout package for Greece on Monday, but instead of thanks, southern Europeans are expressing their dislike of us. Germans will have to get used to their new role: We have become the Americans of Europe.
Since then the German parliament has approved the most recent bail-out package but the abuse from southern Europe will, undoubtedly, continue. I suppose, there is a funny aspect to it all.

1 comment:

  1. I don't think we should become lachrymose just because southern Europeans currently dislike Germans. Without Germany the euro would have been more suited to these southern Europeans. Actually without Germany there probably would not be a euro anyway.