“We have had news from our banks that the euro wants to leave as soon as possible and go back to Germany,” the eighth Finance Minister in two months, Stavro Trimalakas, told Greek state television.
The euro currency will leave Greek banks as early as next Tuesday, and there are calls for it to go quickly and quietly.
“Frankly I can’t wait to see the back of it. The euro has created more harm than good and we want to go back to the good old days when tourists came to Greece for affordable cheap holidays and we didn’t have to work much. All this Germanic hardwork and paying taxes has taken a real toll on our Greek sensibilities,” Nikos Arhidebora, a shopkeeper from Thessaloniki told a Greek radio station.