Radical Left asked to form government...

Radical Left asked to form government in Greece, but prospects seem grim

There are 8 comments on the The State story from May 9, 2012, titled Radical Left asked to form government in Greece, but prospects seem grim. In it, The State reports that:

After making a stunning gain in Sunday's national elections, Greece's leading leftist party on Tuesday appeared to run aground in its attempt to form a coalition government, adding to the turmoil in stock markets and raising the prospect that Greek voters will be back at the polls next month.

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Hans Reichter

AOL

#1 May 9, 2012
Are the German taxpayers NUTS?

If the EU wants more billions of Euros to be sqaundered on Greeks then let Bmw,Benz,Siemans, BASF PAY FOR IT.

They are the ONLY ones who benefit from Germany being in the EU!

Get it together people. The Corps and the EU are making complete FOOLS of you and tax slaves of your families.
Nick the Greek

Cambridge, UK

#2 May 9, 2012
No Germans here...Just Abduls Mehmetins and Gorans
pretending to be White!
Valid points

Germany

#3 May 9, 2012
The outcome of Greek elections is really a pity. There has to be hope and a straight way to get out of this crisis. For the same of Greece and the Euro zone states. I'm a studied economist and I believe it would be the best for Greece to leave the Euro and actually not pay back the dept. Than, of course, the cost for EU countries would be higher in the first place but lower on the long run. I would even say after Greece abandons the Euro we should still help their economy and invest in the country. They are our European brothers but a common currency does not work any more. Paying depts without stimulating growth is simply not working. It's like giving pain relieving medicine to a sick person without any cure to the real sickness
Nick the Greek

Cambridge, UK

#4 May 9, 2012
Mediterenean Union for the Southern-Europeans!

Nordic Union for the Northern-Europeans!

Clash of Civilization...Hell No!

Clash of political outlook, thats all...the Germanic model for running European fiscal and monetary affairs really only suits the countries in close proximity to the engine of Europe and not the peripheral economies of which Greece is just one of!

Merkel kept the spotlight on Greece for too long and in doing so...ruined a whole country and it's peoples!
Valid points

Kraichtal, Germany

#5 May 9, 2012
Nick the Greek wrote:
Mediterenean Union for the Southern-Europeans!
Nordic Union for the Northern-Europeans!
Clash of Civilization...Hell No!
Clash of political outlook, thats all...the Germanic model for running European fiscal and monetary affairs really only suits the countries in close proximity to the engine of Europe and not the peripheral economies of which Greece is just one of!
Merkel kept the spotlight on Greece for too long and in doing so...ruined a whole country and it's peoples!
I can feel your idea and also think keeping Greece as one of the key and original European countries in the Euro would be the best. The problem is that it doesnt seem to work economically because the transfer payments dont make the Greek economy more competitive and don't create growth. That really sucks. Also there is no Greek majority to go this way further which was shown by the elections. In addition, other European countries are not free of struggle and of course need to take care of their business as well. I'd say there are 2 real choices when facing the facts and it is quite a dilemma for Greeks: 1. Give Samaras a strong vote so he can keep the Euro (I dont think other EU countries will stop their support) 2. Let the left party drop the Greece EU membership and don't pay back any dept. Although desirable, their wont be another choice when being realistic
Bob Lewis

AOL

#6 May 9, 2012
Nick the Greek wrote:
Mediterenean Union for the Southern-Europeans!
Nordic Union for the Northern-Europeans!
Clash of Civilization...Hell No!
Clash of political outlook, thats all...the Germanic model for running European fiscal and monetary affairs really only suits the countries in close proximity to the engine of Europe and not the peripheral economies of which Greece is just one of!
Merkel kept the spotlight on Greece for too long and in doing so...ruined a whole country and it's peoples!
Very well stated. The EUN and the EUM sounds like a valid way to break up the broken joke that is the EU without resorting to WAR or disrespecting any one. The massive costs of the bloated Brussels Bureaucracy is enough reason to pull the plug.
Nick the Greek

Cambridge, UK

#7 May 9, 2012
Valid points wrote:
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I can feel your idea and also think keeping Greece as one of the key and original European countries in the Euro would be the best. The problem is that it doesnt seem to work economically because the transfer payments dont make the Greek economy more competitive and don't create growth. That really sucks. Also there is no Greek majority to go this way further which was shown by the elections. In addition, other European countries are not free of struggle and of course need to take care of their business as well. I'd say there are 2 real choices when facing the facts and it is quite a dilemma for Greeks: 1. Give Samaras a strong vote so he can keep the Euro (I dont think other EU countries will stop their support) 2. Let the left party drop the Greece EU membership and don't pay back any dept. Although desirable, their wont be another choice when being realistic
One thing is for sure...the Southern countries of Europe have rejected the austerity path.

Germanic [Merkel] fiscal and monetary indecisions led to this!

The world banking fraternity and the ratings agencies went for the Greek Jugular because of it!
Greek lover

Greece

#8 May 9, 2012
Nick the Greek wrote:
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One thing is for sure...the Southern countries of Europe have rejected the austerity path.
Germanic [Merkel] fiscal and monetary indecisions led to this!
The world banking fraternity and the ratings agencies went for the Greek Jugular because of it!
Greeks are ugly and corrupt, that's where the crisis in the country comes from, in that order.
Or, hearing the local talk, it was probably Macedonia's fault.

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