They just made a deal with the Russians for a pipeline into Greece . They are already looking East . As for Russia , they know that Greece leaving the EU will be enough to destabilize it …………..paybacks a B*tch . Germany needs to back off the strong arm tactics , they need to get rid of Merkel if favor of a more moderate leader , if they want the EU to survive a while longer . A lot of Germans are getting tired of her being the US lapdog . There are two sides to every problem , the EU created the monster , they only have themselves to blame for irresponsible lending , and Greece for irresponsible borrowing . Sort of like those that lend to the US , knowing we cant repay , but in the case of the EU , thats the way Communism is , they must prop up its members ……..and make no mistake the EU is a form of Communism , and like that system anywhere , its failing .