Most Greeks back the government, but weariness is the mood. They are tired of the meetings, crisis talks, deadlines, and living up to the next critical moment.
In Central Athens, there isn’t much evidence of the economic crisis. However, Nick Voglis, the owner of a sandwich bar, says, “If one person in Greece right now goes to the ATM, and tries to remove money and money does not come out, this place will go on fire. It will explode. There’s no doubt about that.”
There hasn’t been a bank run yet, but since October, $33 billion has been withdrawn from the Greek banking system. Wealthy people are taking their money out and putting it overseas. The less well-heeled are taking their money out and keeping it at home. Marketplace’s Stephen Beard explains from Athens.