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CITY VIEWS: IS GERMANY RIGHT TO BE TOUGH WITH GREECE

ANDREW BOND | LEND LEASE GROUP
“The EU is supposed to be a critical mass in itself and the reason for joining is to make trading between countries easier, so the EU should stand by Greece. Germany bailed out East Germany and that’s probably why they’re not so disposed to a bailout.”

MARK WALDEN | RP MARTIN
“It’s a Catch-22 situation. You cannot just kick Greece out of the EU because it is in crisis, but you can’t be seen to be bailing out anyone who gets into turmoil. It happens everywhere. Charity begins at home, but the EU has to stick together in these times.”

DAWN IBBETSON | MARLBOROUGH UNDERWRITING
“We should stand by Greece, although I don’t think we should bail it out because we all have our own problems. We shouldn’t just kick it out of the euro because it is in financial difficulties – we could help it out with loans.”