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ATTAC, an organization that campaigns for global justice, takes a dark view of official attempts to save Greece’s moribund economy. The group concludes that Greece didn’t receive a bailout – the nation’s failed banks and creditors did, reaping more than 77% of the crisis funding. Since the purpose of a rescue package is to stabilize an economy and eschew default, chiefly by allowing an economy to pay its debts, the expectation that average citizens would profit may be somewhat naive. Nevertheless, getAbstract, while always politically neutral, believes European policy makers and bankers may be interested in ATTAC’s calls for transparency and reforms.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Where Greece’s bailout funding went,
  • Why the nation’s economy and society continues to suffer from austerity, and
  • How the financial sector and the rich benefited most from the bailout.
 

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ATTAC is an international organization that campaigns for global justice.

 

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Between March 2010 and June 2013, Greece received 23 installments of crisis funds amounting to €206.9 billion [$276 billion] from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund. But who benefited from the cash infusion? “Directly or indirectly,” more than “77% went into the financial...

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