Armaments, corruption and debt

A recent report found that “the governments of countries of lending countries – like Germany and France – are emphatic on the priority of [Greece] settling outstanding bills with arms suppliers…, while at the same time insisting on swingeing cuts in public spending and other austerity measures”, despite the fact that there is evidence of corruption in at least some such armaments contracts. This article from Irish Left Review argues that core country decision makers can legitimately be accused of hypocrisy on this and other issues: http://www.irishleftreview.org/2013/04/19/arms-sales-debt-corruption/

 

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