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Greek financial crisis

2011-07-12

Queen’s University Political Studies professor Grant Amyot is available to discuss the Greek financial crisis.

Dr. Amyot, who is an expert on European politics and has done research on the European Union and economic policy, feels the European Union won’t let Greece go bankrupt.

“The consequences are too dire. The EU will do something to prevent financial disaster even if the Greek government doesn’t pass their austerity measures,” says Dr. Amyot, who teaches courses on European politics at Queen’s. “The ordinary Greek people are not responsible for this mess but they are being made to pay for it. For years and years the Greek government was spending beyond its means. One of the main reasons was for tax evasion – rich Greeks weren’t paying their fair share and instead of going after them, the Greek government borrowed money.”

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