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Things More Worrisome than AGW: “Bailout” Takeovers

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Source: Financial Times

Greece set for severe bail-out conditions

By Peter Spiegel in Brussels, Quentin Peel in Berlin and Ralph Atkins in Frankfurt

European leaders are negotiating a deal that would lead to unprecedented outside intervention in the Greek economy, including international involvement in tax collection and privatisation of state assets, in exchange for new bail-out loans for Athens. [SPPI note: See book quote below]

People involved in the talks said the package would also include incentives for private holders of Greek debt voluntarily to extend Athens’ repayment schedule, as well as another round of austerity measures. (more…)