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Greece and austerity: American Pietà

American Pietà – Mohr
Cicero (Berlin)

On Obama : A ♥ for Greece

On Angela Merkel's placard: Austerity

While the new Greek leaders begin to tour European capitals to present and defend their anti-austerity programme, American president Barack Obama told CNN, that "you cannot keep on squeezing countries that are in the midst of depression", talking about Greece.

Meanwhile, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said to German daily Hamburger Abendblatt that Greece already had its debt reduced in 2012, when private lenders agreed on a massive haircut.