Greeks less than pleased with Third Bailout Package

Greeks have reacted to the news of today’s bailout deal with fury, saying the tough reforms agreed to by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras condemned the country to ‘misery, humiliation and slavery’.

Following marathon overnight talks between 19 eurozone leaders, Greece caved in and accepted a range of reforms to secure a deal worth up to €86 billion – the country’s third bailout in five years.


I just watched a series of Man on the street interviews of average Germans – they’re pissed too but for different reasons naturally.

  • WhiteRabbit3

    ‘misery, humiliation and slavery’
    Yep, that’s what happens with heavy debt loads all right. You would think that left wingers would be the most reluctant to take on huge government debt, as this hands control of the government over to the bond market.
    But no, many view fiscal responsibility as some kind of right-wing conspiracy.

  • Like a “last fix” for a junkie, Greece takes its “last” bailout.

    And other fantasy stories.

    • I see no good coming of this latest effort.

      • ntt1

        yes it doesn’t solve the basic culture of tax avoidance and cheating. they don’t seem to get that they were stealing from themselves and pensioners.

      • Exile1981

        Actually I see it pushing extra debt onto the rest of the EU and setting a precedent to all other debt laden nations that it’s a free ride since Greece will never honor the conditions.

  • ismiselemeas

    Greece is acting like a petulant child stamping its feet and clenching its fists. Eventually she’ll open her eyes and take her medicine. Then with applied cognitive behavioural therapy she’ll slowly understand that if you want to play with the big kids you have to learn their rules. It will all be fine. Eventually Greece will be the teacher in the playground telling the likes of Bulgaria, Macedonia and Albania to pull their socks up. It’s not for nothing that Europe is shoring up the southern Balkans, Greece in particular.

  • terrence

    Like Margaret Thatcher said, “Socialists always run out of other people’s money.”

  • ismiselemeas

    By the way, I loved the photo of the “eldery woman” who was “collapsed and begging” half way down the piece. The Albanians/Roma sure know how to secure a photo opportunity. Photobomb of the year if you ask me.

  • David Murrell

    There was an unintentionally funny essay by Andrew Coyne, in the National Post this past Saturday I think. Now Mr. Coyne predates Jonathan Kay and Michael Coren, in deserting the conservative cause (still looking for a gig at the CBC, lot’sa money there). So he was all surprised — my, my, oh how surprised — that the establishment media has been painting Greece as the good guy (for utterly destroying and bankrupting their economy), while portraying German as the bad guy (for balancing their budgets and running a job creating economy).

    Andrew Coyne was shocked at that, but it is understandable, given how the media likes doofus-led, hard-left political parties. The wing-nuts running Greece seem like heroes these days,

    • mauser 98

      Coyne is a big carbon tax fan…preaches global warming

  • Clausewitz

    Gina’s a retard. Get a clue. Pay your f’n debts and stop living beyond your means. Who the hell do you think you are? Obama?

  • john700

    On French TV they went today to ask the Greeks about this deal. They went into a cafe where 4 guys in their 20’s were playing backgammon in the middle of the day. Of course, they did not like the deal. The fact that 4 young guys were playing backgammon during the workday did not seem to be a problem. It’s always the Germans fault. If you go to Germany, you won’t find anyone under 60 in cafes during the day except tourists.

  • Tokenn

    Was it the Greeks or Romans a couple of millenia ago that used to sell themselves into slavery when they couldn’t pay their debts…? Sounds like history repeating itself, IMO…

  • JoKeR
  • Hard Little Machine

    Since Australia has more Greeks than any other country on the planet except Greece, I expect hundreds of thousands of Greeks to apply for Oz residency soon.