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The Next War | Margarita Tsomou

100 Years of Now. The Opening
2015, Sep 30–Oct 04

In colonies there is no need for a coup

Margarita Tsomou, Journalist, Berlin

#This is a Coup. The global Twitter community christened the “agreement” between the Greek government and the European institutions from July 13 a “coup”. In a capitalism characterised by debt, the relationship between European “partners” has turned into a relationship in which creditors rule over debtors—Greece, it is said, has been reduced to the status of a protectorate. To what extent can this be thought of as a neo-colonial relationship? And what role does Germany, as the “Hegemon”, play against the background of the cultivation of a new “economic nationalism” with the “German tax payer” as its subject?

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