The Prime Minister of Greece is here in the US this week and gave a speech this morning at the Brookings Institution.
The speech mostly focused on economic issues facing Greece and the EU in general. He is very articulate and provides harsh accusations of the negative effects that speculation has had on the economic situation in Greece and perhaps some other EU countries. I'm sure this topic is high on his list of items for discussion with US officials this week.
Link to video at C-SPAN here.
In what I think to be a related matter, the EU announced their plans to form a "lender of last resort" for the Eurozone (I thought that's what central banks were for?!), in the form of an IMF style lender of Euros, and a crackdown on derivatives.
Perhaps our leaders here in the US could take some "Greek lessons".