Ψέμματα, ψέμματα κι άλλα ψέμματα
Η Ελλάδα δεν αναζητά βοήθεια και δεν υπήρξε κανένα αίτημα για διάσωση. Η Κυβέρνησή μου δήλωσε ξεκάθαρα ότι θα επιλύσουμε τα προβλήματά μας μόνοι μας.
Γραφείο τύπου Πρωθυπουργού ,Αθήνα 29 Ιανουαρίου 2010
I believe that George Papandreou, the Greek Prime Minister, has had the courage to take the toughest of decisions and implement the severest of measures. But we also have to make sure he has the best possible advice. For example, in the first months of the year because of delays in the decisions to help Greece the cost to Greece of avoiding default grew from an estimated 30 billion to around 120 billion".
Gordon Brown (ο άνθρωπος που έβαλε δίδακτρα στα αγγλικά πανεπιστήμια)
Faced with the choice between bailing out their banks right away, or keeping Greece solvent and delaying a bailout until the global economic situation has improved, Germany and France appear to view the latter action as preferable...
...it was clear in early May that euro area governments were faced with a choice between immediate Greek default or a rescue package that might stave off the inevitable for a few years.