Griechenland aus angelsächsischer Sicht

von Bernhard Schinwald / 02.02.2015

Der Liberalismus kontinentaleuropäischer Prägung steht den Forderungen der neuen Regierung in Athen – wohlbegründet – skeptisch bis ablehnend gegenüber. Liberale Stimmen aus dem angelsächsischen Raum sind da anderer Meinung. Ein Überblick.

The Economist – Editorial

Get Mr Tsipras to junk his crazy socialism and to stick to structural reforms in exchange for debt forgiveness—either by pushing the maturity of Greek debt out even further or, better still, by reducing its face value.

Financial Times-Chefökonom Martin Wolf

Sometimes the right thing to do is the wise thing. That is the case now for Greece. Done correctly, debt reduction would benefit Greece and the rest of the eurozone. It would create difficulties. But these would be smaller than those created by throwing Greece to the wolves.

Financial Times-Kolumnist Wolfgang Münchau

The best outcome would be debt relief combined with a shift from a fiscal surplus to a fiscally neutral budget, plus reforms to deal with corruption and tax collection. I believe these are still goals worth pursuing before resigning oneself to Grexit.

New York Times – Editorial

Greece’s current bailout program expires on Feb. 28. European Union leaders — Mr. Tsipras among them — are scheduled to gather in Brussels on Feb. 12. An announcement there of an extension of the program for several months would be a good signal that the Europeans have heard the cry of the Greeks and are prepared to be more sensible.

BloombergView - Editorial

There'd be other benefits too -- above all, easing the suffering already inflicted on Greece and others, and restoring popular support for the European project. As a principal stakeholder in that project, Germany stands to gain a lot. Its refusal to countenance further debt relief is economically damaging and politically dangerous. For its own sake, Germany should think again.

Schützenhilfe für Tsipras aus dem angelsächsischen Raum kam am Sonntag von oberster Stelle: