Mon 16 May 2016 / Europe
Greeks benefiting from Brexit rhetoric
Greece seems likely to be a big beneficiary of heated European rhetoric over the British referendum and the ousting of the Austrian chancellor in a dispute over the rise of far-right politicians. Attrition in the UK and Austria has greatly contributed to softening German policy on Greek debt over the past week. Berlin fears a British departure would open it to an unholy combination of protectionism and demands for German largesse from other European countries, particularly France and Italy.