Not a fan of how profoundly undemocratic the EU has become, but Greece's problems are so massive with a bureaucracy that would make the Kremlin proud, with spending that is in the order of 250% of the tax revenues it brings in, it's difficult to sympathize with Greece.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite2_1_21/02/2012_429208

“Most stores begin operating after receiving only the approval regarding their brand name, as the bureaucracy involved takes such a long time to complete that it is simply impossible to keep up with the operational costs, such as paying rent on obligatory headquarters, without making any sales,” said Antonopoulos.

Antonopoulos and his partners spent hours collecting papers from tax offices, the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the municipal service where the company is based, the health inspector’s office, the fire department and banks. At the health department, they were told that all the shareholders of the company would have to provide chest X-rays, and, in the most surreal demand of all, stool samples.

Once they climbed the crazy mountain of Greek bureaucracy and reached the summit, they faced the quagmire of the bank, where the issue of how to confirm the credit card details of customers ended in the bank demanding that the entire website be in Greek only, including the names of the products.

“They completely ignored us, however much we explained that our products are aimed at foreign markets and everything has to be written in English as well,” said Antonopoulos.


More here:

It took 10 months, a fat bundle of paperwork, countless certificates, long hours of haggling with bureaucrats and overcoming myriad other inconceivable obstacles for one group of young entrepreneurs to open an online store. …opening an online store based in Greece is no job for the fainthearted. …Antonopoulos and his partners spent hours collecting papers from tax offices, the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the municipal service where the company is based, the health inspector’s office, the fire department and banks. At the health department, they were told that all the shareholders of the company would have to provide chest X-rays, and, in the most surreal demand of all, stool samples.


But then there's also this:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/9102404/German-showdown-with-IMF-looms-as-Bundestag-blocks-rescue-funds.html

It would seem the Germans are finally getting tired of being asked for bailout funds for their neighbours who have spent too much, borrowed too much and destroyed their own economies.