You have the utter gaul, you and your newspaper,to quote from an organization that colluded to hide the real extent of the indebtedness of the Greek government ? And then to trivialize the fight of the Greek government and it’s people against the predations of the whole of the floundering, in fact the utter failure of the Neo-Liberal Project, in it’s political expression of the E.U., by calling it melodrama! As if your readership didn’t have access to other sources like this:
Goldman Sachs helped the Greek government to mask the true extent of its deficit with the help of a derivatives deal that legally circumvented the EU Maastricht deficit rules. At some point the so-called cross currency swaps will mature, and swell the country’s already bloated deficit.
And this :
Greece’s debt managers agreed a huge deal with the savvy bankers of US investment bank Goldman Sachs at the start of 2002. The deal involved so-called cross-currency swaps in which government debt issued in dollars and yen was swapped for euro debt for a certain period — to be exchanged back into the original currencies at a later date.