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'Memorandum macht frei': how one Greek paper views the second bailout

The Greek daily Dimokratia isn’t best pleased with the EU-enforced austerity. Check out yesterday’s front page…

THE DRAMATIC IMAGE below is how one Greek newspaper is perceiving the latest round of EU-backed austerity required of Greece in order to secure its second international bailout.

The image below is the front page of yesterday’s Dimokratia newspaper – produced in the early hours after leaders of the national government parties agreed another major package of cost-cutting measures.

Those measures were required by other European leaders – most notably Germany’s Angela Merkel and French president Nicolas Sarkozy – before they would sign off on a new €130bn bailout, which still hasn’t been given the crucial all-clear by finance ministers.

For the benefit of non-Greek speakers, the large single word underneath the ‘MEMORANDUM MACHT FREI’ banner is the Greek translation of the word ‘DACHAU‘.

In case you were in any more doubt about Dimokratia’s feelings, here’s a selection of other news and politics pieces from the last two days, including their titles as offered by Google Translate:

Now multinational blackmail!

Swaddling clothes by direct labour!

Will stand the bankruptcy of Greece!

Reactions to blackmail Merkozi

They really make our own tabloids’ take on the last couple of Budgets seem pretty tame by comparison.

Read: EU withholds Greek bailout until new conditions are met

Previously: Greece leaders reach deal on more austerity and cuts

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