It has been a while since broke Greece, which has been begging Europe for the 5 month delayed €31.5 billion tranche, which will be used to pay the ECB and other German banks, and not to enter the Greek economy, was a chooser. Today, the little country that could not, has once again stretched its feeble repo'ed muscles:
- GREEK OFFICIAL SAYS GOVERNMENT WON'T ACCEPT NEW TROIKA REQUEST
- GREEK OFFICIAL SAYS TROIKA WANTS 20,000 STATE EMPLOYEE SACKINGS
- GREEK OFFICIAL SAYS COALITION PARTIES TO SET UP C'TEE FOR GOVT
Perhaps Greece forgot to clarify "by email" but certainly by fax, telex, or even carrier pigeon, because once the Troika calls it bluff, the "lost in translation" explanations will commence. Until then, the farce continues.