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Günter Grass attacks Merkel for Athens policy

Greek Left Review


originally published at The Independent http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/gnter-grass-attacks-merkel-for-athens-policy-7791489.html

The Nobel laureate sends a stinging rebuke to the German Chancellor for her uncompromising attitude to the struggling economy

by DAVID RANDALL , TONY PATERSON

SUNDAY 27 MAY 2012

The world’s leaders and economists, having put in their euro’s worth on Greece and currency union – to no great discernible effect, so far – yesterday, one of the planet’s most respected literary figures joined in. Germany’s Nobel literature laureate Günter Grass criticised the treatment of Greece in the debt crisis, describing it in a new poem as a “country sentenced to poverty”.

The 84-year-old’s latest work, “Europe’s Disgrace”, was published in the daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung. It comes less than two months after Grass triggered a storm of criticism with another intervention on a political issue – a prose poem sharply criticising Israel amid the dispute over Iran’s nuclear programme. As Greece struggles with austerity…

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