September 21, 2012

The Other Greek Crisis

Steve Coll, New Yorker

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The Greek financial crisis reflects complicity between profit-hungry northern-European lenders and reckless southern borrowers. The migrant crisis has a darker, portentous quality. The prostrate, corrupt, criminalized Greek state and the restive population it serves lack the will, the capacity, or the clout within Europe to manage Greece’s position in Dublin II. What has Germany offered? It has sent police called “document consultants,” who scan Greek airports and ferry ports “to keep a lookout for suspicious travellers” who might be headed north, as a recent Der Spiegel account described. “The rest of Europe has sealed itself off.”

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