I always loved to calm fears and tensions with some sense of humour. It’s a humanising effect that is becoming more and more rare during the troubled times this country is going through. Plus, I’ve nothing against Merkel – I keep all my frustration and anger against the austerity, this type of austerity, and the lack of a way-out plan. But, that’s another, huge discussion. Here are some cartoons by Greek cartoonists on the Angela Merkel visit to Greece (I think she landed at the time of writing of this line).
Translation: Angela Merkel is holding a sign that says AUSTERITY
Translation: REPENT… MERKEL IS COMING…
Soldier: Presnt arms!
Merkel: Are the arms German, Antonis?
Samaras: Are the austerity measures enough, Madam?
Merkel: You are pitiless! I bleed with what you are doing.
(sing on the right has a euro-swastika symbol and writes New Occupation)
Merkel: What is this Paul [Thomsen of IMF]? The Greeks don’t live in slums, neither do they survive with acorn!!
Paul Thomsen (holding the troika report): The reforms are not completed yet Mrs Merkel.
Last but not list, another one of Dimtris Hatzopoulos. It’s a bit older (I think it was published a week ago) and it’s not directly linked to Angela Merkel. But I really like his style so here you have it.