Monday 25 September 2017

Deal conditions are fair - but Greece needs help with refugee crisis

Syrian refugees walk through a field near the village of Idomeni at the Greek-Macedonian border. The United Nations refugee agency said that Greece urgently needed help to cope with 1,000 migrants arriving each day and called on the European Union to step in before the humanitarian situation deteriorates further. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis
Syrian refugees walk through a field near the village of Idomeni at the Greek-Macedonian border. The United Nations refugee agency said that Greece urgently needed help to cope with 1,000 migrants arriving each day and called on the European Union to step in before the humanitarian situation deteriorates further. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis
John Bruton

John Bruton

Are the conditions being imposed on Greece too severe?

They're probably not, but Greece does need our help with the reception of Syrian refugees.

If Greeks themselves do not trust their own government and their own banks with their money, it is difficult to expect the taxpayers of other countries to do so. Yet that is what the critics of the severity of the conditions imposed for the third Greek bailout seem to expect.

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