Apparently, Merkel wants to apply the same sort of “economic plan” to Greece that totally devastated the East German economy between 1990 and 1994 and is still ongoing. I hope the Greeks tell her and her cronies where they can stuff their plan. I suppose it comes down to the old saying: “If you keep doing the same thing, you get the same results”, but that doesn’t seem to bother ole Angela. Anyway, here’s the story from the Daidley Maidley: Eurozone debt crisis: France and Germany hit as Euro plunges to lowest level in 2 years | Mail Online The "Treuhandanstalt" was originally designed to allow GDR citizens to participate in the careful privatisation of what they commonly owned according to Socialist principles and would have given each citizen around 40,000 Deutschmarks apiece. Initially, the agency created by the Hans Modrow gobment had no influence at all on the deliberately independent “Treuhand” and certainly no access to any funds in it. But there was no way the West German Capitalists were going to stand for that. So they unilaterally altered the remit of the “Treuhand” to: “privatisation at any price”, which also included expropriating all the commonly owned assets of the GDR population. Detlef Rohwedder (the second boss of the “Treuhand” was inclined to go along with the original wishes of the Modrow gobment, which meant that he had to go (by assassination) and he was replaced by Birgit Breuel who then willingly complied with the wishes of the West German industrial, commercial and banking sectors and comprehensively annihilated the East German economy to provide markets for West German products and commodities. West German estimates from the beginning of 1990 put the value of GDR production facilities (including the ground they stood on) at around 650 billion Deutschmarks. If you include all the rest of the assets that all belonged to the citizens, i.e. all the public transport, shipping, housing and commercial premises, etc, the whole shebang was worth something like 1.2 trillion Deutschmarks (again West German figures). The "Treuhand", mainly in the hands of that corrupt, inept twat Birgit Breuel (who later went on to totally **** up the EXPO2000 exhibition in Hanover) turned all that into a state debt of almost 250 billion Deutschmarks. You couldn’t make it up! MsG PS. That should be "an" in the title, not "and". Sorry!