Monday, June 29, 2015

Ian Traynor — Alexis Tsipras must be stopped: the underlying message of Europe's leaders


The cards are now on the table.
Germany’s vice-chancellor has become the first senior EU politician to voice the private views of many - that the Greek PM is a threat to the European order....
That was clear from the trenchant remarks of Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s vice-chancellor and the head of the country’s Social Democratic party. He coupled the Greek situation with last week’s foul tempers over immigration and said that Europe faces its worst crisis since the EU’s founding treaty was signed in Rome in 1957.

Gabriel was the first leading European politician to voice what many think and say privately about Tsipras – that the Greek leader represents a threat to the European order, that his radicalism is directed at the politics of mainstream Europe and that he wants to force everyone else to rewrite the rules underpinning the single currency.

The unspoken message was that Tsipras is a dangerous man on a mission who has to be stopped.
The Guardian
Alexis Tsipras must be stopped: the underlying message of Europe's leaders
Ian Traynor
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3 comments:

Dan Kervick said...

What is that mission exactly?

Tom Hickey said...

"You are either with us or against us."

Malmo's Ghost said...


Even Steve Liesman Thinks Greece should get out of the euro for the good of the country. On the other hand Yves Smith thinks a Grexit will be a catastrophe for Greece. Can't quite get a handle on where she is coming from.