Sure, Greece will need help from the other European Union member states for years, possibly even decades, and Germany shouldn't refuse that help. Europe will likely end up pumping far more money into Greece in the coming years than the fresh aid now being discussed in Brussels.
The mistake isn't the size, but the construction of the bailout package. It isn't geared to the requirements of the people of Greece but to the needs of the international financial markets, meaning the banks.
How else can one explain the fact that around a quarter of the package won't even arrive in Athens but will flow directly to the country's international creditors? [...] A new Marshall Plan is needed, rather than a manic insistence on debt repayments.
Qui l'intero articolo dello Spiegel.