Do not take my word for anything. But if you wish to see some confirmation that the effects – intended or unintended, it does not matter – of enforced EU austerity is the complete Americanisation of the former European welfare states, with all its un-European harshness, sharkishness and cold-heartedness, then just take a fleeting look at this truly awful article on what Troika policy does to Greeks who fall sick. (But before you read it: take a stiff drink first!)
Although I could now easily scold the Brussels’ Eurogues and their elected lackeys for another 50,000 words, I have nothing more to add. Shame on you! Shame!