The country owes 300 billion euros, and its leader is talking about Nazi war crimes. That might not be the worst tactic …
As they’ve met with Eurozone leaders this month, Greek officials have behaved as though they’ve got the upper hand.
While the Troika has demanded Greece adhere to austerity measures that the country agreed to in return for a bailout five years ago, Greek leaders have come out guns blazing, with declarations Wednesday that it wants to ditch 30 percent of the obligations they’d previously submitted to.
More boldly, new Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has even suggested that now would be a good time for Germany (in many ways the real holder of the purse strings here) to atone for Nazi war crimes by paying Greece reparations.