In the Social Europe forum for analysis & opinion, Andrew Watt, Head of the Department of Macroeconomic Policy Institute within the German Hans-Böckler Foundation, argues that in many cases, recent world media reports on Greece aim to influence the outcome of ongoing negotiations between the Greek government and its European partners.

Andrew Watt notes that while it is a no-brainer to provide funding to support spending and investment in unraveling of the currency union as a whole." Watt goes on to argue that what’s needed "is simply a deal that gets Greece back on its feet again. The costs of such a deal are minimal, the benefits huge, not just for Greek citizens but for those of all EMU countries."