So Much For Austerity: Greece Misses Deficit Projections, Spain Debt/GDP Surges

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And two more highlights from a floundering Europe once again "validating" the EUR spike to near multi year highs. Eurostat came out earlier and reported that the Greek budget deficit, while declining from 15.4% of GDP in 2009 to 10.5% in 2010, missed expectations by a mile, or over 10%, after consensus was for a deficit print at 9.4% of GDP. And while the second to last PIIGS domino to fall also saw its deficit decline modestly sequentially from 11.1% of GDP to 9.2% in 2010, the country's total debt/GDP rose from 53.3% to 60.1%. With austerity like that, who needs the Teamsters?