Charlemagne: The ties that bind

by / Thursday, 25 June 2015 / Published in Economy

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Greece and the euro zone cannot go on like this—but they probably will

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AFTER a week of manic summitry the euro zone once again finds itself in the wearily familiar position of trying to stop Greece from going bust. Finance ministers once again convened in Brussels on June 25th in their latest attempt to do a deal before Greece’s current bail-out expires on June 30th. As The Economist went to press, the outcome was hard to predict. But it could not have been clearer that any agreement will cover only Greece’s immediately pressing needs. Despite very different ideologies, Greece and its creditors are locked together in the deathly embrace of their shared currency. And all this over a country with debts representing about 3% of the euro zone’s GDP.
The endless twists of the bail-out talks are confusing, but it does not take close study to see that the results are bad. After …<div class="og_rss_groups"></div>
Source: The Economy