Greece held an emergency cabinet meeting on Sunday to plannew cuts and measures. Evangelos Venizelos said he would pass more budget cuts to satisfy the Troika. But he acted like a typical Greek and proclaimed that Greece was being “threatened and humiliated” by the Troika. They keep demanding that Greece fire more and more public workers. He even said that Greece was being made a “scapegoat”.
Wolfgang Schauble had no sympathy. He took a technical approach and said that Greece wouldn’t get the next quarterly payment of aid, amounting to 8 billion dollars, if they didn’t meet their budget targets.
This shows the great differences between Greeks and Germans. They haven’t gotten any less since World War II.