It’s been hammered in here quite often, but always needs a repeat: All roads lead to Berlin as the European project was designed to fail. Having set up Greece to fail was only one part of the larger plan.
As Greeks suffer in multiple ways the effects of the economic crisis their country is going through, Germany has profited handsomely from the Greek crisis. This is a conclusion of research carried out by the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH). The study shows that the Greek debt crisis resulted in a reduction in German bund rates of about 300 basis points (BP). This led to interest savings of more than 100 billion euros ($1.10 billion) (equivalent to more than 3 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) during the period 2010 to 2015. Continue reading