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Kathimerini - Greece | Thursday, February 10, 2011

Spielberg as Greece's saviour

Tax fugitives from Greece have 600 billion euros stashed away in Swiss bank accounts. That amounts to almost five times the loan the highly indebted country has received from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The conservative daily Kathimerini presents a Hollywood version of the rescue of Greece: "Should we feel encouraged by the fact that the sweat is trickling off the backs of some of our apparently workaholic fellow countrymen in positively mythical quantities, or should we be sad that all this wealth is no longer here to help and develop the country because of all the red tape and the merciless taxes on capital? ... The search is on for a director who can bring to the big screen the scenario currently in circulation in which a hundred of these investors well-disposed toward Switzerland club together to lend money to Greece, their home country, at an interest rate higher than that charged in Switzerland but ... lower than that charged by the IMF and our European sponsors. Steven Spielberg, that expert in fantasy, has the best chances."

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