Saturday 25 November 2017

Laura Noonan: DSK's shadow looms large as debt talks take back seat

Laura Noonan

Laura Noonan

SEX and scandal aren't words you'd usually associate with monthly meetings of the EU's finance ministers. But then yesterday's Brussels meeting will probably go down as one of the most extraordinarily badly timed gatherings in European history.

The crunch meeting to sort out Greece's increasingly precarious debt situation had expected to look to IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Khan for guidance, since DSK, as he goes by in these climes, was intimately involved in the original Greek bailout.

Instead, DSK's journey from New York was dramatically cut short when he was hauled off his Berlin-bound plane and arrested for allegedly attempting to rape a Manhattan hotel maid.

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