The World Gives Greece Another Loan

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a $36 billion contribution toward the latest Greek bailout. Along with more than $170 billion from other European governments and institutions, the IMF loans will be doled out over the course of four years, hopefully allowing the country and the eurozone to regain their financial standing.

“The main function of this agreement is to contain the crisis for the next few months in order to provide a more stable environment for Italy and Spain to carry out their adjustments and therefore stabilize the euro area as a whole,” said Domenico Lombardi, a former IMF board official and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said the risks with this type of bailout are "exceptionally high," and that Greek politicians will likely need to make many difficult and unpopular decisions on the road to recovery. IMF rescue plans are also in the works for Ireland and Portugal. 

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And then some more, and some more, and finally some amount was simply forgiven. Actually all those money transfers withing Europe are behind my comprehension, but for me it does not look like a democracy at all when people are first told where to borrow money and then the terms are imposed on them from the countries, which contributed to these. Looks like there soon will not be independent states at all.

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