Speaking of Greece and Europe in general, apparently some measures of economic growth have ticked up slightly lately, giving more fuel to the austerians' cries of "Success!"
As Krugman notes  
, a quarter of slightly-up after a long decline does not mean you're magically all well again, and the uptick in Britain is seemingly correlated to the relaxation
of austerity policies, not their continuation.
It's the old analogy of the baseball bat — beating yourself with it may seem like the moral thing to do, and how do you know it's worked? Because it feels so good when you stop