– Indebted Greece still faces arms purchases (BusinessWeek):
French European parliament member Daniel Cohn-Bendit was even blunter, accusing the leaders of France and Germany of obliging Greece to maintain arms sales negotiations with their countries before agreeing to financial aid.
“For the past three months, there were several billions in arms contracts that we forced Greece to confirm: French frigates … helicopters, airplanes, German submarines. It’s hypocrisy,” Cohn-Bendit said at a news conference in Paris earlier this month.
“We want to make money … on the backs of the Greeks,” he said.
Both the French and German governments flatly denied the allegations.